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prioritize

verb
     
pri‧o‧ri‧tize also prioritise British English [transitive]
1 to put several things, problems etc in order of importance, so that you can deal with the most important ones first:
You need to prioritize your tasks.
2 to deal with one thing first, because it is the most important:
The public wants to see the fight against crime prioritized.
prioritization noun [uncountable]

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