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classify

[ klas-uh-fahy ]SEE DEFINITION OF classify

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLASSIFY

She was moved by some emotion, but he was unable, for the moment, to classify it.

"Oh, if you like, I will classify all our acquaintances for you," replied Claude.

Then he went back to the press to classify this new document in it.

How, while mankind were disputing about universals, could they classify phenomena?

It remains to combine and classify the materials thus verified.

Then they may classify adverbs on the principle of their meaning, or according to their termination.

You understand that we classify them: some do only half tasks, some three-quarters.

I have attempted to classify these proposals under four headings.

In this bulletin they do not classify saltpeter as an adulterant.

“There are troubles, I own, which it is difficult to classify and interpret,” said her husband.

WORD ORIGIN

1782, from French classifier, from classe (see class (n.)) + -fier (see -fy). Related: Classified; classifying.

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