hi·​er·​ar·​chize ˈhī-(ə-)ˌrär-ˌkīz How to pronounce hierarchize (audio)
hierarchized; hierarchizing

transitive verb

: to arrange in a hierarchy
hierarchization noun

Examples of hierarchize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The use of color, as in the case of the study area and the bathroom, chosen according to each orientation, serves to differentiate these areas from the rest of the room and hierarchize them spatially. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 1 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hierarchize was in 1884

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“Hierarchize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hierarchize. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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