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

Examples from the Web for strategizing

Contemporary Examples of strategizing

  • All that maneuvering and positioning and plotting and strategizing has produced nothing at all.

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    Brits Get Ready to Rumble

    Alex Massie

    April 5, 2010

Word Origin and History for strategizing



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper