strategize

verb
strat·​e·​gize | \ ˈstra-tə-ˌjīz How to pronounce strategize (audio) \
strategized; strategizing

Definition of strategize

intransitive verb

: to devise a strategy or course of action

Examples of strategize in a Sentence

The organization strategizes for Republican candidates.
Recent Examples on the Web As members of Congress strategize about different paths to pass Mr. Biden’s proposal, much attention has focused on centrist Democrats, whose votes will most likely be needed to advance the plan in a 50-50 Senate. New York Times, "Republicans Pitch Biden on Smaller Aid Plan as Democrats Prepare to Act Alone," 1 Feb. 2021 But billionaires can strategize how to ruin companies and hurt every day people. Whizy Kim, refinery29.com, "Why Everyone Is Talking About GameStop Stocks — Or Is It Stonks?," 28 Jan. 2021 Officials around Tahoe have been meeting with their respective cohorts since the order was announced to strategize around presenting a unified front on visitation procedures and expectations. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Tahoe vacation rentals under lockdown: Some hotels offer refunds, while Airbnb is still open," 11 Dec. 2020 The meeting with Trump was to strategize about efforts regarding the election, the person said. Mark Scolforo, USA TODAY, "Pennsylvania lawmaker learns of positive COVID-19 test while meeting with Trump: source," 30 Nov. 2020 White House chief of staff Mark Meadows revealed in a tweet on Monday that the president is continuing to strategize with members of Congress. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, "Newt Gingrich says he won't accept Biden as president," 23 Dec. 2020 The meeting with Trump was to strategize about efforts regarding the election, the person said. Mark Scolforo, USA TODAY, "Pennsylvania lawmaker learns of positive COVID-19 test while meeting with Trump: source," 30 Nov. 2020 The meeting with Trump was to strategize about efforts regarding the election, the person said. Mark Scolforo, Star Tribune, "Source: Pa. lawmaker gets a positive test at Trump meeting," 29 Nov. 2020 Despite the Party’s talk about the community’s political importance, there simply wasn’t enough polling data on Latino voters to figure out how to reach them, understand their motivations, or strategize ways to draw them to the polls. Stephania Taladrid, The New Yorker, "Deconstructing the 2020 Latino Vote," 31 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of strategize

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Strategize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strategize. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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strategize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of strategize

US : to make a plan for achieving a goal and especially a military or political goal : to form a strategy

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