give precedence to


somewhat formal
: to treat (someone or something) as more important
Many small businesses complain that the government's policies give precedence to large corporations.

Examples of give precedence to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several states in their draft plans give precedence to first responders such as police and firefighters over long-term-care residents, but that may change after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week recommended moving up nursing home residents. Dan Frosch, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2020 Ugur Sahin, the co-founder and CEO of BioNTech, told the Financial Times that Pfizer and BioNTech would give precedence to countries where its vaccine has received regulatory approval—which includes Britain. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, 8 Dec. 2020

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“Give precedence to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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