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 Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty last year invited national Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson to strategize about police reforms. oregonlive, "Outside labor lawyer, Portland’s lead negotiator, starts first bargaining session with Portland police union over new contract," 8 Feb. 2020 Veterans share a common desire to work toward a goal bigger than themselves, and we are trained to strategize and pick the battles that help us succeed as a unified front. Socrates Rosenfeld, Quartz, "Military veterans are the future of weed entrepreneurship," 9 Nov. 2019 Being literally asleep at the wheel gives other people a chance to strategize. Stephen Fishbach,, "Survivor Recap: Kellee Learns to Listen in a Very Special Episode," 2 Oct. 2019 Ueland was among a quartet of top White House officials, including counsel Pat Cipollone, who met with GOP senators on Wednesday as the administration continues to strategize with Republicans on the Senate proceedings. Anchorage Daily News, "White House gears up for aggressive effort to defend Trump in the Senate as House moves toward impeachment vote," 5 Dec. 2019 Written during the Great Depression, author and former advisor to President Franklin Roosevelt, Napolean Hill created a blueprint dedicated to showing business owners how to manifest, think and strategize their way to financial freedom. Ashley Mcdonough, Essence, "8 Books You Need to Read to Get Your Money Right," 27 Nov. 2019 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

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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12 Feb 2020

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“Strategize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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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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