[ prahy-awr-i-tahyz, -or- ]
/ praɪˈɔr ɪˌtaɪz, -ˈɒr- /
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 its priority.
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
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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.
Words nearby prioritize
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British Dictionary definitions for reprioritization
/ (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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