Meaning of PRIORITY in English

PRIORITY

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ high , main , major , number-one , top

▪ first , immediate , urgent

Getting food, medicine and blankets to flood victims is the most urgent ~.

▪ low

Material possessions have always been a low ~ for Mike.

▪ budget , budgetary , legislative ( esp. AmE ), spending , strategic

Using the Internet is one of the company's top strategic priorities.

VERB + PRIORITY

▪ choose , decide on , determine , establish , identify , set , sort out

You need to sort out your priorities before making a decision about the future.

▪ get , have , take

When hospital funds are being allocated children take ~.

▪ assign , give

We assign a high ~ to research and development.

The bank seems to give ~ to new customers.

▪ re-evaluate ( AmE ), reorder , rethink

To reduce stress you may have to rethink your priorities in life.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ over

Her family takes ~ over her work.

PHRASES

▪ a list of priorities

▪ order of ~

List the tasks in order of ~.

▪ place a high ~ on sth , place a low ~ on sth

We need to place a higher ~ on family and social issues.

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