verb (used without object), strat·e·gized, strat·e·giz·ing.

to make up or determine strategy; plan.

Also especially British, strat·e·gise.

Origin of strategize

First recorded in 1970–75; strateg(y) + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of strategize

  • Most of the commanders who strategize about rebuffing the riot police raids are veterans of the 1979-89 war in Afghanistan.

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    Anna Nemtsova

    December 13, 2013

Historical Examples of strategize

  • As they neared the exit, they started to strategize about the best ride to go on next.


    Cory Doctorow

Word Origin and History for strategize

1943, American English, from strategy + -ize. Related: Strategized; strategizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper