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English verb: stratify

1. stratify (social) divide society into social classes or castes


SamplesIncome distribution often stratifies a society.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell, tell apart


Verb groupstratify

2. stratify (change) form layers or strata


SamplesThe rock stratifies.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Verb groupstratify


Domain categorygeology

3. stratify (social) develop different social levels, classes, or castes


SamplesSociety stratifies when the income gap widens.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Verb groupstratify

4. stratify (contact) form, arrange, or deposit in layers


SamplesThe fish are stratified in barrels.
The rock was stratified by the force of the water.
A statistician stratifies the list of names according to the addresses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)interstratify


Verb groupstratify, stratify

5. stratify (body) render fertile and preserve by placing between layers of earth or sand


SamplesStratify seeds.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fecundate, fertilise, fertilize, inseminate


Verb groupstratify









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