prioritize

verb pri·or·i·tize \ prī-ˈȯr-ə-ˌtīz , -ˈär- ; ˈprī-ə-rə- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of prioritize

prioritized; prioritizing
transitive verb
:to list or rate (projects, goals, etc.) in order of priority

prioritization

play \prī-ˌȯr-ə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -är-; ˌprī-ə-rə-\ noun

Examples of prioritize in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of prioritize

1961


PRIORITIZE Defined for English Language Learners

prioritize

verb

Definition of prioritize for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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