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classify (v.)

"arrange in a class or classes, arrange according to common characteristics," 1782, from French classifier, from classe (see class (n.)) + -fier (see -fy). Related: Classified; classifying.

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Definitions of classify from WordNet

classify (v.)
arrange or order by classes or categories;
How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
Synonyms: class / sort / assort / sort out / separate
classify (v.)
declare unavailable, as for security reasons;
classify (v.)
assign to a class or kind;
How should algae be classified?
Synonyms: relegate
From wordnet.princeton.edu