methodize (v.) "to make methodical," 1580s, from METHOD (Cf. method) + -IZE (Cf. -ize). Related: Methodized; methodizing.

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  • Methodize — Meth od*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Methodized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Methodizing}.] To reduce to method; to dispose in due order; to arrange in a convenient manner; as, to methodize one s work or thoughts. Spectator. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • methodize — index adjust (regulate), classify, codify, coordinate, disentangle, fix (arrange), orchestrate …   Law dictionary

  • methodize — (Amer.) meth·od·ize || meθədaɪz v. organize according to a certain method, arrange systematically (also methodise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • methodize — systematize, organize, *order, arrange, marshal Analogous words: regulate, *adjust: *set, settle, fix, establish …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • methodize — [meth′ə dīz΄] vt. methodized, methodizing to make methodical; systematize methodizer n …   English World dictionary

  • methodize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: circa 1586 to reduce to method ; systematize Synonyms: see order …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • methodize — methodizer, n. /meth euh duyz /, v.t., methodized, methodizing. 1. to reduce (something) to a method. 2. to arrange (something) according to a method. Also, esp. Brit., methodise. [1580 90; METHOD + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • methodize — verb a) To reduce to method or order; to arrange in an orderly or systematic manner. b) To perform a theatrical role in accordance with the principles of method acting …   Wiktionary

  • methodize — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To arrange in an orderly manner: order, organize, systematize, systemize. See ORDER …   English dictionary for students

  • methodize — or methodise verb rare arrange in a methodical way. Derivatives methodizer noun …   English new terms dictionary

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