give priority

Definition of give priority

  1. :  to deal with or do (something) first These problems are important and should be given priority (over others). —often + to Give priority to the people who have been waiting the longest.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

  1. :  the quality or state of being prior

    :  superiority in rank, position, or privilege

    :  legal precedence in exercise of rights over the same subject matter

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a trip made at another's expense

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