sort - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlesorting
past tensesorted
past participlesorted
  1. 1
    to arrange things in groups or in a particular order, for example by date, importance, size, or colour
    sort something by something:

    Once the data is collected, the computer will sort it by date.

    sort something into something:

    Sort the letters into three piles.

  2. 2
    British informal to solve a problem or deal with someone or something successfully

    Don’t worry about the bill. I’ll sort it.

    get something sorted:

    Did you get the tickets sorted?