prioritynoun [ C or U ]uk /praɪˈɒr.ə.ti/ us /praɪˈɔːr.ə.t̬i/
You have to learn to get your priorities right/straight (= decide which are the most important jobs or problems and deal with them first).
Banks normally give priority to large businesses when deciding on loans (= they deal with them first because they consider them most important).
- We need to establish a new set of priorities.
- You need to identify your priorities.
- a low priority task
- If agriculture were given priority, the country would easily be able to feed itself.
- The establishment of new areas of employment is a priority.
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