prioritize

[ prahy-awr-i-tahyz, -or- ]
/ praɪˈɔr ɪˌtaɪz, -ˈɒr- /

verb (used with object), pri·or·i·tized, pri·or·i·tiz·ing.

to arrange or do in order of priority: learning to prioritize our assignments.
to give a high priority to.

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

See -ize.

OTHER WORDS FROM prioritize

pri·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 reprioritize

prioritize

prioritise

/ (praɪˈɒrɪˌtaɪz) /

verb (tr)

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 prioritize

prioritization or prioritisation, noun
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