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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [an-thol-uh-jahyz]
    • /ænˈθɒl əˌdʒaɪz/
    • /æn.ˈθɒ.lə.dʒaɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-thol-uh-jahyz]
    • /ænˈθɒl əˌdʒaɪz/

Definitions of anthologize word

  • verb anthologize to compile or put into an anthology 3
  • intransitive verb anthologize to make anthologies 3
  • verb transitive anthologize to make an anthology of or include in an anthology 3
  • verb without object anthologize to compile an anthology. 1
  • verb with object anthologize to make an anthology of; include in an anthology. 1
  • noun anthologize Include (an author or work) in an anthology. 1

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Origin of anthologize

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-95; antholog(y) + -ize

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Parts of speech for Anthologize


anthologize popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

anthologize usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for anthologize

verb anthologize

  • cull — If items or ideas are culled from a particular source or number of sources, they are taken and gathered together.
  • amass — If you amass something such as money or information, you gradually get a lot of it.
  • organize — to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee.
  • edit — to supervise or direct the preparation of (a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.); serve as editor of; direct the editorial policies of.
  • glean — to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.

Antonyms for anthologize

verb anthologize

  • disperse — to drive or send off in various directions; scatter: to disperse a crowd.
  • scatter — to throw loosely about; distribute at irregular intervals: to scatter seeds.
  • destroy — To destroy something means to cause so much damage to it that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more.
  • disarrange — to disturb the arrangement of; disorder; unsettle.
  • disorder — lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.

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