Definition of “prioritize” - English Dictionary

“prioritize” in British English

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(Definition of “prioritize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“prioritize” in American English

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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.
noun [ U ] /prɑɪˌɔr·ə·t̬ɪˈzeɪ·ʃən, -ˌɑr-/

There has to be a prioritization of projects.

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“prioritize” in Business English

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prioritizeverb [ I or T ]

UK usually prioritise uk /praɪˈɒrɪtaɪz/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)