prioritize

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From priority +‎ -ize. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹaɪˈɒɹətaɪz/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹaɪˈɔːɹətaɪz/

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prioritize (third-person singular simple present prioritizes, present participle prioritizing, simple past and past participle prioritized)

  1. (transitive) To value, do, or choose something first, or before other things.
    • "When I don't have time to buy everything at the store, I prioritize fresh fruit and vegetables over foods like rice or noodles."
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To arrange or list a group of things in order of priority or importance.
  3. (transitive) To rank something as having high priority.

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