200 BM Daily Vocabulary #122 | prioritise

Today’s word is: prioritise. The meaning of prioritise is: to decide something as most important and deal with it first; to arrange the sequence of dealing with tasks as per their comparative importance.


In this English vocabulary lesson you will learn how to use the word prioritise. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word prioritise is used while deciding something as most important and deal with it first. It is also used to arrange the sequence of dealing with tasks as per their comparative importance.


For example, the family decided to prioritise the payment of school fees over purchasing an air conditioner.
We may also say the contractor prioritised the road construction tasks to be carried before the monsoon.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word prioritise in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: The NGO received a donation of Rupees Ten Lakhs. The trustees asked the manager to prepare a budget for urgent matters so that they can prioritise the spending.


Example number 2 of 8: Nilam had to travel outstation for work during her daughter’s summer vacation. She took her daughter along and prioritised her work schedule in such a way that she could take her daughter for sightseeing as well.


Example number 3 of 8: In some European countries, the pedestrians and cyclists are given priority over the vehicular traffic. This encourages people to walk or cycle to their workplace.


Example number 4 of 8: Dilip was working as a data network administrator at a company. He wrote a software program to prioritise the printing jobs at the central printer. This allowed the urgent jobs to be printed first and others could be printed at night.


Example number 5 of 8: Jatin was the president of the company and he had to handle multiple projects at the same time. Mary was his secretary and he would take her help to prioritise different tasks.


Example number 6 of 8: The village received a grant from the government. The village committee held a meeting and decided to prioritise the construction of public toilets.


Example number 7 of 8: Several accident victims were brought to the Out Patient Department of a hospital. The resident doctor scrutinized the patients quickly and prioritised the order of treatment for all of them.


Example number 8 of 8: The Lotus temple in Delhi saw thousands of visitors on a Sunday evening. The security officers prioritised entry for senior citizens and women by opening a side entrance.


Today we learned the word prioritise which means to decide something as most important and deal with it first; to arrange the sequence of dealing with tasks as per their relative importance.


Can you frame 3 sentences with prioritise and type in the comments box? We are waiting.


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