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verb prioritize pronunciation in American English /praɪˈɔrəˌtaɪz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprioritize
he/she/itprioritizes
present participleprioritizing
past tenseprioritized
past participleprioritized
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  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
    A decision was taken to prioritize investment in alternative energy supplies.

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