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prioritize

verb [I or T] uk (UK usually prioritise)   /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 your work.Classifying and creating order
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