HyperDic: sort_out

English > 3 senses of the expression sort out:
VERBcognitionsort out, classify, class, sort, assort, separatearrange or order by classes or categories / categories
cognitionsort out, clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidatemake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity
socialsort out, discipline, correctpunish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
English > sort out: 3 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningArrange or order by classes or categories / categories.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsclassify, class, sort, assort, separate
EntailscompareExamine and note the similarities or differences of
Entailed byidentify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameidentify as in botany or biology, for example
Narrowercatalogue, catalogMake an itemized list or catalog of
count, numberput into a group
dichotomize, dichotomisedivide into two opposing groups or kinds
gradeDetermine the grade of or assign a grade to
groupArrange into a group or groups
isolateseparate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
pigeonhole, stereotype, stamptreat or classify according to a mental stereotype
reclassifyclassify anew, change the previous classification
referthink of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle / principle or with a general group or in relation to another
sizesort according to size
unitize, unitiseseparate or classify into units
Broadercategorize, categoriseplace into or assign to a category / category
Spanishclasificar, ordenar, separar
Catalanclassificar, separar
English > sort out: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningmake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity; make clear.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsclear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate
Broaderclarify, clear up, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
Spanishaclarar, clarificar, cristalizar, dilucidar, esclarecer, explicar
Catalandilucidar, esclarir
English > sort out: 3 senses > verb 3, social
Meaningpunish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdiscipline, correct
Broaderpunish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
Spanishdisciplinar

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