give precedence to
Definition of give precedence to
: to treat (someone or something) as more important Many small businesses complain that the government's policies give precedence to large corporations.
Word by Word Definitions
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: the fact of coming or occurring earlier in time
: the right to superior honor on a ceremonial or formal occasion
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