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 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 Yes, that's because the point of the getaway is ostensibly to strategize for the war against the hostile takeover. Emily Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Succession season 2: 4 winners and 4 losers from the premiere," 12 Aug. 2019 In a nutshell: For young women who are trying to launch their careers and focus on how to climb up the ladder, but face demands that hold them back – this book has tons of practical advice to achieve your goals and strategize your career. NBC News, "5 awesome, must-read books for new grads," 21 June 2019 McCall emailed members of the public records council on Nov. 28 about the development and scheduled a meeting to strategize ways to pass the proposal, as well as a second bill to make the council permanent. oregonlive, "Oregon open records bill dies after governor’s staff privately contradicts her transparency pledge, documents show," 11 Sep. 2019 Mello mentioned partnering with Pierce County, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and Rising Above Influence (RAIN) to strategize potential programs like community court and gang-violence reduction. Allison Needles, The Seattle Times, "Tacoma to weigh gun tax patterned after Seattle law," 23 Aug. 2019

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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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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