Definition of prioritize in English:

prioritize

Syllabification: pri·or·i·tize
Pronunciation: /prīˈôrəˌtīz, ˈprīərə-
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • 1Designate or treat (something) as more important than other things: prioritize your credit card debt
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    • Training staff at the front of the club to sell retail is as important as prioritizing the sale of spa products within that portion of the facility.
    • It is important to prioritise good news stories and to release these stories and progress of positive and worthy projects into the public domain.
    • But it's important to prioritise financial commitments in these circumstances.
    Synonyms
    emphasize, concentrate on, put first, focus on, fast-track, expedite, make a priority
  • 1.1Determine the order for dealing with (a series of items or tasks) according to their relative importance: age affects the way people prioritize their goals [no object]: are you able to prioritize?
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    • Time was the key and in essence tasks had to be prioritized in the order of importance.
    • Demand is increasing for research to be prioritised according to the importance of health issues, and burden of disease measures have been proposed to aid this process.
    • These different roles must be prioritised in their order of importance in your life.
    Synonyms
    rank, order, hierarchize, triage; grade, class, categorize

Derivatives

prioritization

Pronunciation: /ˌprīˌôrətəˈzāSHən/
noun
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  • Each page included questions to encourage discussion and prioritization of policies and projects.
  • He explained, however, that the allocations for administration and general expenses of the tourism State agencies have been reduced somewhat which will require greater savings and prioritisation in operations next year.
  • All potential projects are being reviewed at present with a view to prioritisation and rephasing.

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