Etymology
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alphabetize (v.)

1848, "arrange alphabetically," from alphabet + -ize. The older verb was simply alphabet (1700). From 1854 as "express by alphabetic letters." Related: Alphabetized; alphabetizing.

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Definitions of alphabetize

alphabetize (v.)
arrange in alphabetical order;
Synonyms: alphabetise
alphabetize (v.)
provide with an alphabet;
Cyril and Method alphabetized the Slavic languages
From wordnet.princeton.edu