Definition of classify:
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- categorize (part of speech: verb)
order (part of speech: verb)
When we classify things, give them class- names, we simply mean that we note for convenience that certain actually existing objects have similar qualities, a fact it is convenient for us to know and register.
But the Spiritual man is removed from this family so utterly by the possession of an additional characteristic that a biologist, fully informed of the whole circumstances, would not hesitate a moment to classify him elsewhere.- "Natural Law in the Spiritual World", Henry Drummond.
- "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story", Various.