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Synonyms

sort

verb

to arrange things in groups or in a particular order, for example by date, importance, size, or colour

classify

verb

to put people or things into particular groups according to the features that they have

characterize

verb

to describe someone or something as a particular type of person or thing

group

verb

to put people or things into groups, especially groups in which the members are similar in some way

grade

verb

to separate things into different groups according to quality, size, importance etc

rank

verb

to put someone or something into a position according to their success, importance, size etc

categorize

verb

to put people or things into groups according to their qualities

group

verb

to be arranged in one or more groups, so that everything in each group is together in a place

class

verb

to include someone or something in a particular group because they have similar features or qualities

bracket

verb

to consider people or things as members of the same group

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assign

verb

to put someone in a particular group

assign

verb

to decide that something has a particular name, use, or value

attach a label to someone

to think of someone as having a particular character or nature

band

verb

to put people or things into different groups, for example according to value or income

cast

verb

to describe someone or something as belonging to a particular type

categorise

a British spelling of categorize

characterise

a British spelling of characterize

classification

noun

the process of putting people or things into particular groups according to the features that they have

classify

verb

to decide which group someone or something belongs to, according to the particular features they have

compartmentalize

verb

to separate something into different types or groups

count

verb

to think of someone or something as a particular thing, or to be thought of as a particular thing

describe

verb

to say that someone or something is a particular type of person or thing

group

verb

to get into one or more groups

hold up as

to say that someone or something is an example of something, usually something good

identify with

to consider someone or something to be involved or connected with a particular group or opinion

label

verb

to use a word or phrase to describe someone or something, especially one that is not completely fair or true

Linnaean

adjective

relating to the scientific system invented by Carolus Linnaeus for giving names to plants and animals and for putting them into particular groups according to the features that they have

lump

verb

to put people or things into the same group, although they do not really belong together

mark as

to show that someone or something is a particular type of person or thing

mark down as

to decide that you think someone or something is a particular type of person or thing, especially when you first see them

peg

verb

informal to consider someone as being a particular type of person or having particular qualities

pigeonhole

verb

showing disapproval to decide that someone or something belongs to a particular type or group, especially without knowing much about them

put down as

to think that someone is a particular type of person

put someone/something into a pigeonhole

to decide that someone or something belongs to a particular type or group, especially without knowing much about them

reclassify

verb

to decide that something belongs to a different group from the group it was in before

taxonomy

noun

the process of organizing similar things, especially living things, into groups or types

type

verb

sciencemedical to find out what group a person or thing belongs to, especially by means of medical or scientific tests

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