strat·​e·​gist | \ ˈstra-tə-jist How to pronounce strategist (audio) \

Definition of strategist

: a person skilled in strategy

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No, in so many words, Andrew Marshall, the Pentagon strategist who saw earlier than most the decline of the Soviet Union, the strategic challenge from China, and the impact of the digital revolution in warfare. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Andrew Marshall," 9 Apr. 2019 Jim Paulsen, the chief investment strategist at the investment research firm the Leuthold Group, told me. Emily Stewart, Vox, "What’s wrong with the stock market right now, explained," 18 Dec. 2018 That hasn’t stopped the 23-year-old digital strategist from Florida from sending $2 a month for the past year to help fuel the campaign of El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Kevin Diaz And Alejandra Matos, San Antonio Express-News, "O’Rourke vs. Cruz draws millions in contributions from outside of Texas," 11 July 2018 Helima Croft, chief commodities strategist at RBC Capital Markets, told Bloomberg in her response to the survey. Nick Cunningham, USA TODAY, "Oil prices analysis: How high could Trump actions, Saudi efforts push cost per barrel?," 20 Apr. 2018 Venezuela could face other challenges in sending more crude to Asia, said Michael Tran, global energy strategist at RBC Capital Markets. Stephanie Yang, WSJ, "Venezuelan Oil Supplies Hit Five-Year High as Buyers Become Elusive," 21 Feb. 2019 Ana, a Republican strategist and political commentator for outlets like CNN and ABC News, will now be one of three conservatives on the ABC daytime talk show. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Fans Are Freaking Out Over Ana Navarro Joining the Show," 5 Nov. 2018 The plan came about after consulting with Democratic politicians, strategists and activists, including former and current advisers to Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders, as well as potential media partners, according to the DNC. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "When Are the Democratic Presidential Debates? 2020 Is Coming Up Fast," 8 Feb. 2019 One of its founders, Scott Jennings, is a Republican strategist who has worked on four presidential campaigns and as a senior advisor for a super PAC for Senator Mitch McConnell. Kate Storey, Town & Country, "Behind the PR Machine That Helped Change the Nick Sandmann Narrative," 25 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of strategist

1821, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of strategist

: a person who is skilled in making plans for achieving a goal : someone who is good at forming strategies

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to move or proceed with twists and turns

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