prioritize

[prahy-awr-i-tahyz, -or-]
verb (used with object), prioritized, prioritizing.
1.
to arrange or do in order of priority: learning to prioritize our assignments.
2.
to give a high priority to.
verb (used without object), prioritized, prioritizing.
3.
to organize or deal with something according to its priority.
Also, especially British, prioritise.


Origin:
1965–70; priorit(y) + -ize

prioritization, noun
reprioritization, noun
reprioritize, verb (used with object), reprioritized, reprioritizing.


See -ize.
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prioritize or prioritise (praɪˈɒrɪˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to arrange (items to be attended to) in order of their relative importance
2.  to give priority to or establish as a priority
 
prioritise or prioritise
 
vb
 
prioriti'zation or prioritise
 
n
 
prioriti'sation or prioritise
 
n

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Example sentences
When given a choice, our brains prioritise those faces for conscious attention.
Instead, it needs to prioritise and balance its objectives.
They always prioritise drink-and-drugs-hells over artistic achievements.
The hotspots model helps us to visualise and track this global trend, and to
  prioritise resources.
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