classify vs relegate what difference

what is difference between classify and relegate

English

Etymology

From French classifier.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈklæs.ɪ.faɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈklæs.əˌfaɪ/

Verb

classify (third-person singular simple present classifies, present participle classifying, simple past and past participle classified)

  1. to identify by or divide into classes; to categorize
  2. to declare something a secret, especially a government secret

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:classify

Antonyms

  • (to declare a secret): declassify

Related terms

  • class
  • classification

Translations

See also

  • arrange
  • distribute
  • rank

Further reading

  • classify in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • classify in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.


English

Etymology 1

First attested in 1561, borrowed from Latin relēgātus, the past participle of relēgō (to dispatch, banish).

Alternative forms

  • religate [17th century]

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: rĕʹlĭgāt, IPA(key): /ˈɹɛlɪɡeɪt/

Verb

relegate (third-person singular simple present relegates, present participle relegating, simple past and past participle relegated)

  1. Exile, banish, remove, or send away.
    1. (transitive, done to a person) Exile or banish to a particular place.
    2. (reflexive, obsolete, rare) Remove (oneself) to a distance from something or somewhere.
    3. (transitive, historical, Ancient Rome, done to a person) Banish from proximity to Rome for a set time; compare relegate.
    4. (transitive, figuratively) Remove or send to a place far away.
  2. (transitive, in extended use) Consign or assign.
    1. Consign (a person or thing) to a place, position, or role of obscurity, insignificance, oblivion, or (especially) inferiority.
    2. Assign (a thing) to an appropriate place or situation based on appraisal or classification.
    3. (sports, chiefly soccer) Transfer (a sports team) to a lower-ranking league division.
      Synonym: promote
  3. (transitive) Refer or submit.
    1. Refer (a point of contention) to an authority in deference to the judgment thereof.
    2. Submit (something) to someone else for appropriate action thereby; compare delegate.
    3. (now rare) Submit or refer (someone) to someone or something else for some reason or purpose.
Derived terms
  • relegated, relegating
Related terms
  • relegation
Translations

References

  • “relegate, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • “relegate, v.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, March 2010)

Etymology 2

First attested circa 1550: from the Classical Latin relēgātus (banished person, exile), the nominative singular masculine substantive form of relēgātus, the past participle of relēgō (to dispatch, banish).

Alternative forms

  • relagate [16th century]

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: rĕʹlĭgət, IPA(key): /ˈɹɛlɪɡət/

Noun

relegate (plural relegates)

  1. (historical, obsolete) A person who has been banished from proximity to Rome for a set time, but without losing his civil rights.

References

  • “†ˈrelegate, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition (1989)
  • “†relegate, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, December 2009)

Etymology 3

First attested circa 1425: from the Classical Latin relēgātus, the perfect passive participle of relēgō (“I dispatch”, “I banish”).

Alternative forms

  • relegat [15th century]
  • religait (Scots, [16th century])

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: rĕʹlĭgət, IPA(key): /ˈɹɛlɪɡət/

Adjective

relegate (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Relegated; exiled.

References

  • “†relegate, adj.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, June 2010)

Anagrams

  • regelate

Esperanto

Adverb

relegate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of relegi

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /re.leˈɡa.te/
  • Hyphenation: re‧le‧gà‧te

Verb

relegate

  1. inflection of relegare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of relegato

Latin

Verb

relēgāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of relēgō

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