[ 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 its priority.
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Also especially British, pri·or·i·tise .
Origin of prioritize
First recorded in 1965–70; priorit(y) + -ize
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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How to use prioritize in a sentence
Thus, you should prioritize working on quality content, target keywords, page speed, mobile optimization, and metadata among others.Top strategies behind link building success|Tereza Litsa|November 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
I want to continue to prioritize giving food to those who need it.Danica Roem seeks third term in Va. House|Parker Purifoy|November 12, 2020|Washington Blade
Dating app Bumble announced today it’s changing how its “unmatch” feature works in an effort to better prioritize user safety.Bumble’s new feature prevents bad actors from using ‘unmatch’ to hide from their victims|Sarah Perez|November 9, 2020|TechCrunch
The founder and CEO of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin, told the Financial Times that the companies would use “a fair approach” that could prioritize areas where regulators give formal approval to its shot.Pfizer’s covid-19 vaccine is highly effective, but don’t expect to get it soon|David Rotman|November 9, 2020|MIT Technology Review
When you prioritize these beliefs and use them to guide your business, then work becomes something that gives you energy, as well as a sense of pride.The 50 Best Places to Work in 2020|Ryan Van Bibber|November 3, 2020|Outside Online
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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