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prioritize

[prahy-awr-i-tahyz, -or-] /praɪˈɔr ɪˌtaɪz, -ˈɒr-/
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
1965-1970
1965-70; priorit(y) + -ize
Related forms
prioritization, noun
reprioritization, noun
reprioritize, verb (used with object), reprioritized, reprioritizing.
Usage note
See -ize.
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Examples for prioritize
  • We fill a unique need by helping prioritize and efficiently manage repairs that increase home values.
  • Then you should prioritize those conditions that you want to negotiate.
  • When the government owns the printing press, it probably is not going to prioritize the publication of dissenting views.
  • It would not let you prioritize or create the links between events that give them meaning.
  • Governments want to know where the messes are so they can prioritize cleanups.
  • If there was ever a time to prioritize this type of response to hunger, it is now.
  • Ability to prioritize work responsibilities, adapt to changing duties, and to work independently.
  • If not, you'd better start to prioritize the worth of lives going from one to six billion.
  • And to make a simple suggestion concerning a path for action: prioritize measures with collateral benefits.
  • Authorities can prioritize use of the network for emergency personnel.
British Dictionary definitions for prioritize

prioritize

/praɪˈɒrɪˌtaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to arrange (items to be attended to) in order of their relative importance
2.
to give priority to or establish as a priority
Derived Forms
prioritization, prioritisation, noun
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