Textual thesaurus for "sort out"

(verb) clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, shed light on, straighten out, illuminate, elucidate, enlighten

make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

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

(verb) class, classify, assort, separate, sort

arrange or order by classes or categories

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

(verb) correct, discipline

punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently