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 The real reason for the call, however, was to strategize about how to handle A$AP Rocky’s arrest in Sweden, Sondland testified. Sanya Mansoor, Time, "Rapper A$AP Rocky Came Up at Least 5 Times During a Key Impeachment Hearing. Here's Why," 22 Nov. 2019 Spaceports strategize to counter public opposition. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Corruption abounds in Vostochny, China winning launch race," 22 Nov. 2019 Investigators met in Montgomery Wednesday morning to strategize about Blanchard’s case. Carol Robinson |, al, "UFC president offers $25,000 reward in Aniah Blanchard disappearance," 31 Oct. 2019 Wisconsin knows opponents will scheme and strategize to take away Taylor. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "If Ohio State football limits Jonathan Taylor, how else can Wisconsin attack?," 23 Oct. 2019 Efforts to strategize for the possibility of a second Trump administration are occurring at home and abroad. Lisa Friedman, New York Times, "Trump Serves Notice to Quit Paris Climate Agreement," 4 Nov. 2019 With all hands on deck since the hiring of new Economic Development Director Laura Englehart, Moore believes the city should also strategize on its infrastructure needs, namely roads and sewers. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Five candidates seeking four Shaker Heights City Council seats on Nov. 5," 21 Oct. 2019 Hockey coaches strategize constantly to get certain defensive pairings on the ice at the same time as their opponent’s top offensive line. Fox News, "Reporter's Notebook: Rep. Elijah Cummings' megaphone goes silent," 18 Oct. 2019 Students engaged in esports are part of an on-campus high school team that works together to strategize, compete and have fun in an educational environment. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, "CIF signs contract with esports provider PlayVS," 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of strategize

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Strategize.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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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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easily led, controlled, or managed

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