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  • v. Alternative spelling of systematize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. arrange according to a system or reduce to a system


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  • Kate Watkins, director of the Welsh NHS Employers Unit, says PSMW's innovation has been to systematise the process, training mentors to a common standard.

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  • Richard Rorty characterises 20th century philosophy as a distinction between those that 'edify' and those that 'systematise'.

    [philosophy] otherwise known as sophistry

  • Beginning with Shakespeare, however, a parallel literary tradition serves not to systematise, but to problematise the discourses used to assert the legitimacy with which control over law and government is exercised.

    Heinze on Law and English Literature

  • He began to make notes in his diary; it would help, he thought, to understand exactly what was happening, systematise it a little.

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  • It is only the pressure to systematise that leads us to infer that, if it is X's particular obligation in S to φ, then this must be because there is a general obligation, on any

    Bernard Williams

  • Edward at length retired, his mind agitated by a variety of new and conflicting feelings, which detained him from rest for some time, in that not unpleasing state of mind in which fancy takes the helm, and the soul rather drifts passively along with the rapid and confused tide of reflections than exerts itself to encounter, systematise, or examine them.


  • Europe is only beginning to systematise the adhibition of air, exercise, and simple living.

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  • In physics, though, we try to systematise and to find as many general concepts as possible.


  • He sets out to combat error, to systematise the truth, to present a philosophy that can serve as a basis for the various branches of knowledge, and to offer philosophy as an aid to theology.

    Antonio Rosmini

  • There should also be measures to promote and systematise early detection and development of sporting talent, it said.

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