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“Prioritize” or “Prioritise”


Prioritize and prioritise are both English terms.


Prioritize is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while prioritise is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
prioritize 98 23 77 96 94 25 0 36 33 100 100 0
prioritise 2 77 23 4 6 75 0 64 67 0 0 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "prioritize" over "prioritise" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 77 to 23 preference for "prioritise" over "prioritize".
  • In India, there is a preference for "prioritize" over "prioritise" (77 to 23).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "prioritize" over "prioritise" (96 to 4).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "prioritize" over "prioritise" (94 to 6).
  • In Australia, there is a 75 to 25 preference for "prioritise" over "prioritize".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "prioritize" and "prioritise".
  • In Ireland, there is a 64 to 36 preference for "prioritise" over "prioritize".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 67 to 33 preference for "prioritise" over "prioritize".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "prioritize" over "prioritise" (100 to 0).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "prioritize" over "prioritise" (100 to 0).
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "prioritize" and "prioritise".

Below, we provide some examples of when to use prioritize or prioritise with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “prioritize”

  • CR8 is used to prioritize external interrupts and is referred
  • It also allows T-Mobile to "prioritize" Essentials customers data usage on
  • They should prioritize their parents before giving priority
  • perform as they initiate, monitor, prioritize, and terminate cockpit tasks."
  • successful practices for churches that prioritize membership growth not only in
  • corruption has led respondents to prioritize corruption as the second most
  • a bridge design, Swiss leaders prioritize the aesthetic characteristics of a
  • Users can prioritize and assign work, customize workflows,
  • few years to plan and prioritize for the future, reaffirm and
  • but considered it important to prioritize.

Examples of “prioritise”

  • candidates for career advancement, organisations prioritise business and strategic acumen by
  • have determined your root cause, prioritise or screen the causes to
  • Harry Redknapp, who chose to prioritise the league and only play
  • PINP continues to prioritise the restoration of the Summerland
  • The publishers decided to prioritise an English-language edition, and to
  • of cultural studies' failure to prioritise gender.
  • supremacy - designed to benefit, prioritise and protect white people before
  • third-parties, meaning that ISP can prioritise the company that pays higher
  • elite running, therefore you don't prioritise it".
  • water, assess land degradation and prioritise areas for attention, set out

(Examples are Wikipedia snippets under the CC ShareAlike 3.0 license.)

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