Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sort_out

3 senses of sort out

Sense 1
classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate -- (arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?")
       => categorize, categorise -- (place into or assign to a category; "Children learn early on to categorize")

Sense 2
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate -- (make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault")
       => clarify, clear up, elucidate -- (make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death")

Sense 3
discipline, correct, sort out -- (punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently")
       => punish, penalize, penalise -- (impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again")

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