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pri·or·i·tize

 (prī-ôr′ĭ-tīz′, -ŏr′-)
v. pri·or·i·tized, pri·or·i·tiz·ing, pri·or·i·tiz·es
v.tr.
1. To arrange or deal with in order of importance.
2. To treat or consider as of greater importance than other matters: economic policies that prioritize job creation.
v.intr.
To put things in order of importance.


pri·or′i·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
Usage Note: Like many verbs ending in -ize, prioritize has been tainted by association with corporate and bureaucratic jargon. Even though the word still does not sit well with some, it should be considered standard. In our 2008 survey, two-thirds of the Usage Panel accepted it in the sentence Overwhelmed with work, the lawyer was forced to prioritize his caseload. Barely half of the Panel accepted this same sentence in 1997. Acceptance may have increased not simply from familiarity but from usefulness, as there is no exact synonym. See Usage Note at finalize.

prioritize

(praɪˈɒrɪˌtaɪz) or

prioritise

vb (tr)
1. to arrange (items to be attended to) in order of their relative importance
2. to give priority to or establish as a priority
ˌprioritiˈzation, ˌprioritiˈsation n

pri•or•i•tize

(praɪˈɔr ɪˌtaɪz, -ˈɒr-)

v. -tized, -tiz•ing. v.t.
1. to arrange or do in order of priority.
2. to give a high priority to.
v.i.
3. to organize material according to its priority.
[1965–70]
pri•or`i•ti•za′tion, n.

prioritize


Past participle: prioritized
Gerund: prioritizing

Imperative
prioritize
prioritize
Present
I prioritize
you prioritize
he/she/it prioritizes
we prioritize
you prioritize
they prioritize
Preterite
I prioritized
you prioritized
he/she/it prioritized
we prioritized
you prioritized
they prioritized
Present Continuous
I am prioritizing
you are prioritizing
he/she/it is prioritizing
we are prioritizing
you are prioritizing
they are prioritizing
Present Perfect
I have prioritized
you have prioritized
he/she/it has prioritized
we have prioritized
you have prioritized
they have prioritized
Past Continuous
I was prioritizing
you were prioritizing
he/she/it was prioritizing
we were prioritizing
you were prioritizing
they were prioritizing
Past Perfect
I had prioritized
you had prioritized
he/she/it had prioritized
we had prioritized
you had prioritized
they had prioritized
Future
I will prioritize
you will prioritize
he/she/it will prioritize
we will prioritize
you will prioritize
they will prioritize
Future Perfect
I will have prioritized
you will have prioritized
he/she/it will have prioritized
we will have prioritized
you will have prioritized
they will have prioritized
Future Continuous
I will be prioritizing
you will be prioritizing
he/she/it will be prioritizing
we will be prioritizing
you will be prioritizing
they will be prioritizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prioritizing
you have been prioritizing
he/she/it has been prioritizing
we have been prioritizing
you have been prioritizing
they have been prioritizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prioritizing
you will have been prioritizing
he/she/it will have been prioritizing
we will have been prioritizing
you will have been prioritizing
they will have been prioritizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prioritizing
you had been prioritizing
he/she/it had been prioritizing
we had been prioritizing
you had been prioritizing
they had been prioritizing
Conditional
I would prioritize
you would prioritize
he/she/it would prioritize
we would prioritize
you would prioritize
they would prioritize
Past Conditional
I would have prioritized
you would have prioritized
he/she/it would have prioritized
we would have prioritized
you would have prioritized
they would have prioritized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.prioritize - assign a priority to; "we have too many things to do and must prioritize"
grade, rate, rank, place, range, order - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
Translations
prioriser

prioritize

[praɪˈɒrɪtaɪz] VT (esp US) → priorizar

prioritize

[praɪˈɒrɪtaɪz] prioritise (British) vt
(= give importance to) → privilégier
(= place in order of importance) [+ tasks] → ordonner selon ses priorités

prioritize

vt
(= arrange in order of priority)der Priorität nach ordnen
(= make a priority)Priorität einräumen (+dat)
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