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Definition of "prioritize" []

  • To arrange or deal with in order of importance. (verb-transitive)
  • To put things in order of importance: "Everyone should take time to be alone, to prioritize and meditate” ( Art Linkletter). (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prioritize" in a sentence
  • ""I never thought I'd be using the word prioritize in my life" says"
  • "One of things that we need to prioritize is to cleanse our society from this phenomenon of terrorism and all its challenges in order to save Iraq, the Iraqi wealth and the Iraqi citizens from the administrative corruption."
  • "And when I would start going to see shows and see bands kind of prioritize things wrong, to my mind, not prioritize the momentness of a show or not prioritize the physical experience of a show, instead prioritize making sure they don't make mistakes or prioritize trying to faithfully represent a pre-recorded piece of material, I felt like that was just wrong."