(BrE also -ise) verb
broadly, generally
be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to

Her work is difficult to categorize.

according to

to categorize people according to their jobs


We categorize voters by their choice of newspaper.


Categorize the plants into four groups.


The employees are categorized as support personnel.

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