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clas·si·fy

 (klăs′ə-fī′)
tr.v. clas·si·fied, clas·si·fy·ing, clas·si·fies
1. To arrange or organize according to class or category.
2. To designate (a document, for example) as confidential, secret, or top secret.

clas′si·fi′a·ble adj.

classify

(ˈklæsɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to arrange or order by classes; categorize
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government to declare (information, documents, etc) of possible aid to an enemy and therefore not available to people outside a restricted group
[C18: back formation from classification]
ˈclassiˌfiable adj
ˈclassiˌfier n

clas•si•fy

(ˈklæs əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to arrange or organize by classes; order according to class.
2. to limit the availability of (information, a document, etc.) to authorized persons.
[1790–1800; compare French classifier]
clas′si•fi`a•ble, adj.

classify


Past participle: classified
Gerund: classifying

Imperative
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Present
I classify
you classify
he/she/it classifies
we classify
you classify
they classify
Preterite
I classified
you classified
he/she/it classified
we classified
you classified
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Present Continuous
I am classifying
you are classifying
he/she/it is classifying
we are classifying
you are classifying
they are classifying
Present Perfect
I have classified
you have classified
he/she/it has classified
we have classified
you have classified
they have classified
Past Continuous
I was classifying
you were classifying
he/she/it was classifying
we were classifying
you were classifying
they were classifying
Past Perfect
I had classified
you had classified
he/she/it had classified
we had classified
you had classified
they had classified
Future
I will classify
you will classify
he/she/it will classify
we will classify
you will classify
they will classify
Future Perfect
I will have classified
you will have classified
he/she/it will have classified
we will have classified
you will have classified
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Future Continuous
I will be classifying
you will be classifying
he/she/it will be classifying
we will be classifying
you will be classifying
they will be classifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been classifying
you have been classifying
he/she/it has been classifying
we have been classifying
you have been classifying
they have been classifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been classifying
you will have been classifying
he/she/it will have been classifying
we will have been classifying
you will have been classifying
they will have been classifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been classifying
you had been classifying
he/she/it had been classifying
we had been classifying
you had been classifying
they had been classifying
Conditional
I would classify
you would classify
he/she/it would classify
we would classify
you would classify
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Past Conditional
I would have classified
you would have classified
he/she/it would have classified
we would have classified
you would have classified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.classify - arrange or order by classes or categoriesclassify - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
unitise, unitize - separate or classify into units; "The hospital was unitized for efficiency"
catalogue, catalog - make an itemized list or catalog of; classify; "He is cataloguing his photographic negatives"
isolate - separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
refer - think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another; "This plant can be referred to a known species"
reclassify - classify anew, change the previous classification; "The zoologists had to reclassify the mollusks after they found new species"
size - sort according to size
dichotomise, dichotomize - divide into two opposing groups or kinds
stereotype, pigeonhole, stamp - treat or classify according to a mental stereotype; "I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European"
group - arrange into a group or groups; "Can you group these shapes together?"
categorise, categorize - place into or assign to a category; "Children learn early on to categorize"
grade - determine the grade of or assign a grade to
number, count - put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
2.classify - declare unavailable, as for security reasons; "Classify these documents"
restrict - place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled"
declassify - lift the restriction on and make available again; "reclassify the documents"
3.classify - assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms"
attribute, assign - decide as to where something belongs in a scheme; "The biologist assigned the mushroom to the proper class"

classify

verb categorize, sort, file, rank, arrange, grade, catalogue, codify, pigeonhole, tabulate, systematize Rocks can be classified according to their mode of origin.

classify

verb
1. To distribute into groups according to kinds:
2. To assign to a class or classes:
Translations
يُصَنِّف
klasifikovattřídit
inddelekategorisereklassificere
einteilenklassieren
luokitellasalainen
flokka
įslaptintasklasifikacijaklasifikavimaspriskirti tam tikrai klasei/kategorijai
klasificēt
razvrstiti
sınıflandırmaktasnif etmek

classify

[ˈklæsɪfaɪ] VT
1. (= sort) → clasificar (in, into en) to classify sth under the letter Bclasificar algo bajo la letra B
2. (= restrict access to) [+ information] → clasificar como secreto

classify

[ˈklæsɪfaɪ] vtclasserclassless society [ˌklɑːslɪssəˈsaɪətɪ] nsociété f sans classes

classify

vt
(= categorize)klassifizieren, (nach Klassen or Gruppen) ordnen
informationfür geheim erklären

classify

[ˈklæsɪˌfaɪ] vtclassificare

classify

(ˈklӕsifai) verb
to put into, or be in, a particular class or group. How are the books in the library classified?
ˌclassifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
classified adjective
officially secret. classified information.
ˌclassified ˈad noun
(American want ad) a small advertisement that people put in a newspaper when they want to buy or sell something, offer or find a job etc.

classify

vt. clasificar, distribuir.
References in classic literature ?
I guess he might as well classify Professor Beecher in the same way.
Yet we have seen that by his baleen it is impossible correctly to classify the Greenland whale.
I said "petrified" was good; as I be- lieved, myself, that the only right way to classify the majestic ages of some of those jokes was by geologic periods.
Rebecca in particular was so difficult to classify that Miss Dearborn at the end of a fortnight gave up the attempt altogether.
It is not for me to classify human faculties according to merit.
Nordau and Lombroso would so classify him, and qua criminal he is of an imperfectly formed mind.
Fixing our attention on such outside shows of similarity or difference, we lose sight of those realities by which nature, fortune, fate, or Providence has constituted for every man a brotherhood, wherein it is one great office of human wisdom to classify him.
He liked to have you in sight, but wouldn't have pretended to understand you much or to classify you, and would have been sorry it should put you under an obligation.