prioritize - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/praɪˈɒrɪtaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyprioritize
he/she/itprioritizes
present participleprioritizing
past tenseprioritized
past participleprioritized
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to decide in what order you should do things, based on how important or urgent they are

    We need to learn to prioritize.

    The committee has to prioritize the school’s needs.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to treat a particular job or issue as being more important than any others

derived word

prioritization

 

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/praɪˌɒrɪtaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]