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priority noun

ADJ. high, main, major, number one, top | first, immediate, urgent Getting food, medicine and blankets to flood victims is the most urgent priority. | low Material possessions have always been a low priority for Mike.

VERB + PRIORITY choose, decide on, determine, identify, 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 priority. | give sb/sth The government is giving priority to school leavers in its job-creation programme.

PREP. ~ over Her family takes priority over her work.

PHRASES a list of priorities, order of priority List the tasks in order of priority.