[ prahy-awr-i-tahyz, -or- ]
/ praɪˈɔr ɪˌtaɪz, -ˈɒr- /
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verb (used with object), pri·or·i·tized, pri·or·i·tiz·ing.
verb (used without object), pri·or·i·tized, pri·or·i·tiz·ing.
to organize or deal with something according to itspriority.
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Also especially British, pri·or·i·tise .
usage note for prioritize
OTHER WORDS FROM prioritizepri·or·i·ti·za·tion, nounre·pri·or·i·ti·za·tion, nounre·pri·or·i·tize, verb (used with object), re·pri·or·i·tized, re·pri·or·i·tiz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for prioritize
/ (praɪˈɒrɪˌtaɪz) /
to arrange (items to be attended to) in order of their relative importance
to give priority to or establish as a priority
Derived forms of prioritizeprioritization or prioritisation, noun
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