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Synonyms for category
ˈkæt ɪˌgɔr i, -ˌgoʊr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. class, category, family(noun)

    a collection of things sharing a common attribute

    "there are two classes of detergents"

    kinsperson, mob, form, family unit, kinfolk, grade, division, family line, year, class, home, course of instruction, kinsfolk, course of study, family, social class, house, syndicate, crime syndicate, folk, socio-economic class, menage, household, fellowship, sept, kin, phratry, stratum, course

  2. category(noun)

    a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

    family, class


  1. category(noun)

    genus, race, order, tribe, kingdom, phylum, group, class, family, type

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. category

    state, kind, predicament, condition, nature, order, mode, sort, class

    essence, truth, being

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. category(n.)

    class, head, division, order, rank

  2. category(n.)

    predicament, plight, condition, case, state, situation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. category(n)

    class, state, condition, division, predicament

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    class, categories, grade, heading, type, level, classes, group, catégorie, box, rank, tier, status, kind

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How to use category in a sentence?

  1. Adam Sandler:

    A few weeks back when I was quote, unquote, snubbed by the academy, it reminded me when I briefly attended high school and was overlooked for the coveted yearbook superlative category best looking.

  2. Ted Kallmyer:

    While the amounts are still much higher than what we experts recommend as a safe daily amount (400 mg), this group of people has, over time, built up their caffeine tolerance and/or their livers process caffeine really well so it doesn't affect them adversely, however, the problem with these products is that they can inadvertently be consumed by people who are not in the targeted category.

  3. Philip Krim:

    We want to be the world’s first global brand around all things sleep, every day you read about how sleep is connected to happiness and productivity and creativity. It’s such a large category—and such an important category.

  4. Mohamed El-Erian:

    Countries are pursuing their domestic objectives almost regardless of the international consequences, you see this most clearly on the currency front, where with the exception of the United States, the vast majority of countries are hoping to weaken their currencies. I would put the Bank of Japan action in that category.

  5. Douglas Donovan:

    The category for recoveries began when the outbreak was centered in China, which was issuing official reports on recoveries.

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