transitive verb (-tized; -tizing) Date: 1964 to list or rate (as projects or goals) in order of priority Usage: see -izeprioritization noun

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  • prioritize — pri‧o‧ri‧tize [praɪˈɒrtaɪz ǁ ˈɔːr ] also prioritise verb [intransitive, transitive] to put several tasks, problems etc in order of importance so that the most important ones are done first: • We are going to have to prioritize because of the… …   Financial and business terms

  • prioritize — meaning ‘to establish priorities for (a list of items)’, is first recorded in 1968, and is often cited as an example of unwelcome verb formations in ize. It is nonetheless a generally useful word, despite its associations with the world of… …   Modern English usage

  • prioritize — 1973, apparently coined during the 1972 U.S. presidential election, from root of PRIORITY (Cf. priority) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Prioritized; prioritizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • prioritize — (Amer.) praɪ É”rÉ™taɪz / É’r v. set priorities, organize according to importance (also prioritise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prioritize — (also prioritise) ► VERB 1) designate or treat as most important. 2) determine the relative importance of (items or tasks). DERIVATIVES prioritization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • prioritize — [prī ôr′ə tīz΄] vt. prioritized, prioritizing 1. to arrange (items) in order of priority 2. to assign (an item) to a particular level of priority …   English World dictionary

  • prioritize — UK [praɪˈɒrɪtaɪz] / US [praɪˈɔrəˌtaɪz] verb Word forms prioritize : present tense I/you/we/they prioritize he/she/it prioritizes present participle prioritizing past tense prioritized past participle prioritized 1) [intransitive/transitive] to… …   English dictionary

  • prioritize — pri|or|i|tize [ praı ɔrə,taız ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to decide in what order you should do things, based on how important or urgent they are: We need to learn to prioritize. The committee has to prioritize the school s needs. 2. ) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • prioritize — [[t]praɪɒ̱rɪtaɪz, AM ɔ͟ːr [/t]] prioritizes, prioritizing, prioritized (in BRIT, also use prioritise) 1) VERB If you prioritize something, you treat it as more important than other things. [V n] The government is prioritising the service sector,… …   English dictionary

  • prioritize — prioritization, n. /pruy awr i tuyz , or /, v., prioritized, prioritizing. v.t. 1. to arrange or do in order of priority: learning to prioritize our assignments. 2. to give a high priority to. v.i. 3. to organize or deal with something according… …   Universalium

  • prioritize — pri|o|ri|tize also prioritise BrE [praıˈɔrıtaız US ˈo:r ] v [T] 1.) to put several things, problems etc in order of importance, so that you can deal with the most important ones first ▪ You need to prioritize your tasks. 2.) to deal with one… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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