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

Definition of strategist

: a person skilled in strategy

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Frank Luntz, a longtime Republican wordsmith, focus-group leader, and strategist renowned for wrapping ideas into phrases that resonate with voters, offered an unlikely endorsement of that view. Peter Slevin, The New Yorker, "The Many, Tangled American Definitions of Socialism," 14 June 2019 Sanders’ strategists see California as a major opportunity for him. David Lauter,, "California Democratic 2020 presidential primary is a wide-open race, poll finds," 13 June 2019 Previously, Andiola worked on Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign as a Latino outreach strategist. Shirin Ghaffary, Vox, "Should tech companies build tools for US immigration enforcement agencies?," 11 June 2019 As George Stephanopoulos tells the story in his memoir of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential race, strategist James Carville was just trying to keep the campaign on message. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "What Trump Can Learn From James Carville," 11 June 2019 Khrystle Rea is an empowerment coach and life balancing strategist who helps busy women stress less. NBC News, "5 surprisingly achievable ways to never skip a P.M. workout again," 4 June 2019 Tamika Thompson, the founder and operations manager for MCM Professional Resume Writing Services and a LinkedIn strategist and professional branding specialist, said LinkedIn is essential for anyone, and can offer particular benefits to veterans. Rachel K. Hindery,, "Employment bootcamp, job fair, part of Triton College’s veterans outreach," 4 June 2019 Rather than frame the election as a battle between him and the more outgoing Morrison, Labor strategists instead pushed a broad platform of policies. Trevor Marshallsea, The Seattle Times, "Australia’s leader vows to get back to work after shock win," 19 May 2019 The solid results from major banks Friday were encouraging, but investors need to see more, said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. Alex Veiga, The Seattle Times, "S&P 500 notches 3rd straight weekly gain as US stocks rally," 14 Apr. 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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