prioritize


pri·or·i·tize

verb \prī-ˈr-ə-ˌtīz, -ˈär-; ˈprī-ə-rə-\

: to organize (things) so that the most important thing is done or dealt with first

: to make (something) the most important thing in a group

pri·or·i·tizedpri·or·i·tiz·ing

Full Definition of PRIORITIZE

transitive verb
:  to list or rate (as projects or goals) in order of priority
See Usage Discussion at -ize
pri·or·i·ti·za·tion \prī-ˌr-ə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -är-; ˌprī-ə-rə-\ noun

Examples of PRIORITIZE

  1. It's always difficult to prioritize work, school, and family.
  2. If you want to do your job efficiently, you have to learn to prioritize.
  3. The town council hopes to prioritize the bridge construction project at the next meeting.

First Known Use of PRIORITIZE

1961

Rhymes with PRIORITIZE

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