Synonyms for (verb) sort out

Synonyms: clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, shed light on, sort out, straighten out, illuminate, elucidate, enlighten

Definition: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

Usage: Could you clarify these remarks?; Clear up the question of who is at fault

Similar words: clarify, clear up, elucidate

Definition: make clear and (more) comprehensible

Usage: clarify the mystery surrounding her death


Synonyms: class, classify, assort, separate, sort, sort out

Definition: arrange or order by classes or categories

Usage: How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

Similar words: categorise, categorize

Definition: place into or assign to a category

Usage: Children learn early on to categorize


Synonyms: sort out, correct, discipline

Definition: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

Usage: The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently

Similar words: penalise, penalize, punish

Definition: impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

Usage: The students were penalized for showing up late for class; we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again