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 (hī′ə-rär-kīz′, hī′rär-)
tr.v. hi·er·ar·chized, hi·er·ar·chiz·ing, hi·er·ar·chiz·es
To arrange in a hierarchy.

hi′er·ar·chi·za′tion (-kĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈhaɪəˌrɑːkˌaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to arrange in a hierarchy
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More than this, he offers a purposeful and novel synthesis wherein he brings together and hierarchizes a wide range of materials.
From this perspective, a form that hierarchizes the stakeholders by importance is the stakeholders' salience model, defined by Mitchell, Agle and Wood (1997, p.854) as the "the degree to which managers prioritize competing stakeholder claims".
Texas law hierarchizes in favor of the fetus; it is not possible to turn off the pregnant woman's life support equipment.