Classify - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈklæsɪfaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word classify
Brit.  |ˈklasɪfʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word classify

verb

- arrange or order by classes or categories(syn: assort, class, separate, sort)

How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

- declare unavailable, as for security reasons
- assign to a class or kind (syn: relegate)

Examples

Students will be learning about the ways scientists classify animals.

The online system can classify books by subject.

In law, beer is classified as a food product.

We'd classify Drabble's novels under 'Romance'.

Families are classified according to the father's occupation.

As a musician, Cage is hard to classify.

How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

The control room had to classify our flight as an air abort.

Classify the books under "Fiction."

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: classify
he/she/it: classifies
present participle: classifying
past tense: classified
past participle: classified
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