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English verb: classify

1. classify (cognition) arrange or order by classes or categories


SamplesHow would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?.


Synonymsassort, class, separate, sort, sort out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)categorise, categorize


Narrower (hyponym)catalog, catalogue, count, dichotomise, dichotomize, grade, group, isolate, number, pigeonhole, reclassify, refer, size, stamp, stereotype, unitise, unitize


Entailcompare

2. classify (social) declare unavailable, as for security reasons


SamplesClassify these documents.


ExamplesSam and Sue classify the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)restrict


Antonymsdeclassify

3. classify (cognition) assign to a class or kind


SamplesHow should algae be classified?.
People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms.


Synonymsrelegate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)assign, attribute









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