Meaning of PRIORITY in English


[noun] - something that must be dealt with as soon as possible and before other less important thingsThe management did not seem to consider office safety to be a priority. [C]My first/top priority is to find somewhere to live. [C]You have to learn to get your priorities right/straight (= decide which are the most important jobs or problems and deal with them first). [C]Mending the lights is a priority task (= more important than other jobs).Banks normally give priority to large businesses when deciding on loans (= They deal with large businesses first and give them preferential treatment). [U]Official business requirements obviously take/have priority over personal requests (= Official business matters will be dealt with first and given preferential treatment). [U]

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