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Meaning of SORT OUT

Pronunciation:  sort awt

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  1. [v]  make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
  2. [v]  arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
  3. [v]  punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
 Synonyms: assort, class, classify, clear, clear up, correct, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, discipline, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, separate, shed light on, sort, straighten out
 See Also: catalog, catalogue, categorise, categorize, clarify, compare, count, dichotomise, dichotomize, grade, group, isolate, number, penalise, penalize, pigeonhole, punish, reclassify, refer, size, stamp, stereotype, unitise, unitize