Definition of prioritize in English:

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Pronunciation: /prīˈôrəˌtīz/


[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.
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.
rank, order, hierarchize, triage;
grade, class, categorize



Pronunciation: /ˌprīˌôrədəˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pri·or·i·tize

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