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English definition of “prioritize”

prioritize

verb [I or T] (UK usually prioritise)     /praɪˈɒrɪtaɪz/
to decide which of a number of different jobs or tasks are most important or urgent and deal with them first: Having a good grasp of the issues and knowing how to prioritize are essential when it comes to decision-making. In the aftermath of the hurricane , the administration had to decide how the rebuilding of shattered public infrastructure would be prioritized.
(Definition of prioritize verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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