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Synonyms of sort

Noun


1. kind, sort, form, variety, category

usage: a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality; "sculpture is a form of art"; "what kinds of desserts are there?"

2. sort, similarity

usage: an approximate definition or example; "she wore a sort of magenta dress"; "she served a creamy sort of dessert thing"

3. sort, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person of a particular character or nature; "what sort of person is he?"; "he's a good sort"

4. sort, sorting, operation

usage: an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion; "the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting"

Verb


1. screen, screen out, sieve, sort, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

2. classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate, categorize, categorise

usage: arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

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