classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate(verb)
arrange or order by classes or categories
"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
tell apart, distinguish, classify, associate, single out, split up, shed light on, crystalise, differentiate, sieve, divide, crystalize, fall apart, part, crystallise, carve up, sort, severalize, consort, split, come apart, separate, correct, severalise, dissever, furcate, assort, affiliate, class, illuminate, clear, discriminate, discipline, branch, secern, screen out, elucidate, screen, crystallize, clear up, enlighten, relegate, disunite, straighten out, tell, break, ramify, fork, break up, secernate
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate(verb)
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
"Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
discharge, earn, take in, classify, elucidate, illumine, unsnarl, pull in, wrap up, enlighten, sack, authorize, assoil, irradiate, shed light on, finish up, crystalise, see the light, illuminate, light up, light, crystalize, make, polish off, crystallise, sort, tidy, gain, illume, mop up, clarify, correct, realise, finish off, edify, solve, exculpate, assort, unclutter, class, put right, pass, neaten, square away, effloresce, clean up, discipline, acquit, brighten, reform, authorise, separate, crystallize, clear up, bring in, exonerate, straighten out, sack up, top, clear, tidy up, realize, iron out, disentangle, get through, straighten, net
discipline, correct, sort out(verb)
punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
chasten, even off, classify, right, castigate, make up, compensate, shed light on, crystalise, even out, straighten out, decline, crystallise, sort, train, separate, correct, condition, assort, class, counterbalance, illuminate, clear, rectify, discipline, elucidate, even up, crystalize, adjust, crystallize, clear up, enlighten, chastise, redress, set, objurgate, slump, check
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How to use sort out in a sentence?
These are people who are able to sort out the difference between extremely aggravated offenses and offenses committed by people who just make really stupid decisions.
They can call the lifeline and talk with a counselor on the line who can help them sort out the situation and talk to them about their own feelings about it and guide them through the process.
It puts a floor under the long-term risks, but there are plenty of short-term ones in the interim that we need to sort out.
The Swiss move was obviously the big move, people are trying to get their arms around what it means for the U.S. stock market, the market has taken a few-day drop and the bump in energy prices this morning is probably providing a bit of a solid bid for some of the oversold names in the energy sector. It will take some of the morning to sort out the impact of the Swiss move across the board.
We have to sort out our problems here, and part of the reason for the migration is the lack of jobs, the gap in wages between the United States and here, we need to work with the business community to revive the economy.
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- selvittää, hoitaa, selvitellä, vetää turpaan, erotella, järjestääFinnish
- résoudre, trierFrench
- ठीक करनाHindi
- исправить, отсортировывать, исправлять, разобраться, устранить, разбираться, устранять, сортировывать, отсоритроватьRussian
- problemi çTurkish
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