classify

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Borrowing from French classifier.

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classify (third-person singular simple present classifies, present participle classifying, simple past and past participle classified)

  1. to identify by or divide into classes; to categorize
    Should we classify "make up" as an idiom or as a phrasal verb?
  2. to declare something a secret, especially a government secret
    They decided to classify that information.

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