Definition of diarize in English:


(also diarise)


  • 1 Note (an appointment) in a diary.

    • ‘Yes, the Amahlathi Festival is well worth a visit - I suggest you diarise next year's festival now.’
    • ‘Please diarise the Border Masters annual general meeting which will be held next Tuesday at 7.30 pm, at the Oxford Striders clubhouse in Beach Road.’
    • ‘He diarised them as recurring ‘team update’ meetings for 10: 30 a.m. daily.’
    • ‘Also diarise December 23 for the Kei Mouth music festival which is going to be better than last year's fabulous event.’
    • ‘It is planned that the advisory council will meet twice a year and, according to Thwala, the first week of July is diarised as the implementation date of the fast-track investment programme.’
    • ‘I would like to think I am an impulsive and spontaneous, when in fact I like to have each day planned well in advance; diarised and crosschecked before embarking out the front door each morning.’
    • ‘A unique feature of this site is the ability it gives customers to ‘diarise’ bill payments for up to 90 days in the future.’
    • ‘I seek leave to table a letter to Katherine Rich from the Minister detailing any diarised meetings, formal or informal conversations, since January 2002.’
    • ‘McAfee Clinic will update daily but if your software doesn't automatically update then I recommend you diarize to manually update weekly.’
    • ‘Mr Williams said he had diarised the invite and hoped to attend.’
    • ‘The reality though is that many women diarise ‘settling down’ for their early 30s; devoting their 20s to getting a career, travelling, socialising and having fun.’
    • ‘Details of all pre-entry visits should be diarised, retaining evidence of travel.’
    1. 1.1archaic [no object]Keep a record of events in a diary.
      ‘I have not had time to diarize’
      • ‘These diarised moments of brutal honesty, twinned with hesitant uncertainty, are typical of Woolf's swings between self-doubt and dogged ambition.’
      • ‘This is big news, but I am diarising as there appears to be a blackout on reporting it in the Western media.’
      • ‘I don't have it diarised, so I couldn't give you the exact date, but it happened.’
      • ‘It also allows journalists, who could probably field a First Eleven of recovering alcoholics from amongst their number, the chance to diarise their own battles with the bottle.’
      • ‘She diarised en route, ‘I am tired of the gilded chaff of single life and my being craves for more substantial food of married life - even though it be rye bread.’’
      • ‘When those people find themselves on the spot where news is breaking, their diarising is temporarily elevated to the rank of amateur, supposedly disinterested, eyewitness reporting.’
      • ‘Wars break out; they are not carefully diarised for the sake of political and climatic expediency.’