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

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 House Republicans continued to strategize over the weekend and plan to move forward on a package of appropriations bills this week, hoping to build support for a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government open. Nikole Killion, CBS News, 24 Sep. 2023 The notice from the state’s Division of Homes and Community Renewal had given them 20 days to contest their landlord’s application, and within days, neighbors across the adjoining buildings’ 40 units held a meeting in the lobby to strategize: Who knew a tenant lawyer? Clio Chang, Curbed, 18 Sep. 2023 When the initial presale launched in November — the same one that had other Swifties taking legal action against Ticketmaster after the website crash just minutes in and the general on-sale was canceled — Beyer strategized a ticket-buying plan with a group of seven friends. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 1 Sep. 2023 Their core focus is to help brands and artists strategize their online presence and campaigns while keeping an authentic voice. Josh Chesler, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023 Conservative attorneys and groups are strategizing ways to keep issues important to them away from the justices - and calling for amending the state constitution to lock in their past victories. Patrick Marley, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Aug. 2023 His potential absence from the debate would likely place an even larger target on DeSantis, who is No. 2 in many polls -- a scenario the governor's team has been strategizing for, the sources said. Rachel Scott, ABC News, 9 Aug. 2023 These new-age intent signals offer exclusive, actionable data that empowers businesses to strategize effectively, target accurately, and mitigate risks proactively. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 26 July 2023 The businesses along Beale Street have been strategizing ways to best navigate the construction schedule and limit the impact on their business, Ferry said. Lacey Latch, The Arizona Republic, 15 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strategize was in 1855

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“Strategize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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strat·​e·​gize -ˌjīz How to pronounce strategize (audio)
strategized; strategizing
: to devise a strategy or course of action
strategized with her teammates
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