prioritize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “prioritize” in the English Dictionary

"prioritize" in British English

See all translations

prioritizeverb [I or T]

(UK usually prioritise) uk   /praɪˈɒr.ɪ.taɪz/  us   /-ˈɔːr.ə-/
to ​decide which of a ​group of things are the most ​important so that you can ​deal with them first: You must ​learn to prioritize ​yourwork.
(Definition of prioritize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prioritize" in American English

See all translations

prioritizeverb [I/T]

 us   /prɑɪˈɔr·əˌtɑɪz, -ˈɑr-/
to ​arrange in ​order of ​importance so that you can ​deal with the most ​important things before the ​others: [I] You have to prioritize in this ​job because you can’t do everything.
prioritization
noun [U]  /prɑɪˌɔr·ə·t̬ɪˈzeɪ·ʃən, -ˌɑr-/
There has to be a prioritization of ​projects.
(Definition of prioritize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"prioritize" in Business English

See all translations

prioritizeverb [I or T]

(UK usually prioritise) uk   us   /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 ​publicinfrastructure would be prioritized.
(Definition of prioritize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of prioritize?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More