One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1with object To rearrange (items) to be dealt with in order of importance; to re-establish priorities for (a set of items). Also euphemism: to give less priority to (an item) as a result of this.
2with object To give renewed priority to; to re-establish (something or someone) as worthy of special attention.
1970s; earliest use found in Research Management. From re- + prioritize.
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