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Personalized news recommendation plays a big role in helping users acquire their interested information. It consists of two major steps: recall and ranking, in both of which efficiency is the most important.

I'd like to find a verb for be the most important. Any suggestion?

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  • their interested information "sounds" a little odd to me. Oct 21 at 9:02
  • The first question possibly has no answer; the second is off-topic on ELU as a request for general writing advice (but 'the most important' is incorrect; either 'of great importance', 'most important' or 'the most important factor'). Oct 21 at 9:07
  • @EdwinAshworth Got it, thank you. Oct 21 at 9:27
  • @KillingTime What's your advice? Oct 21 at 9:28
  • @namespace-Pt This site does not offer writing advice and for this reason, such questions are closed. There are other less strict language forums that might be able to help you. Take the tour of EL&U and see the help page to understand the requirements for a good question. Good luck.
    – fev
    Oct 21 at 9:33
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Try predominate:

to be the largest in number or the most important (Cambridge)

But I personally would go for a phrase made of two words:
take precedence

to be more important (than something else)

  • When it comes to making health care decisions, the patient's preference should take precedence. (M-W)

So your sentence would be:

... in both of which efficiency takes precedence.

It is understood that it takes precedence over all else.

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    Awesome, thank you fev Oct 21 at 9:27
  • Predominate does not work in OP's example; it defaults to 'be the major constituent/s'. Oct 21 at 11:25
  • The point of the unsmooth sentence is that efficiency should predominate more than that it does predominate. I'd imagine efficiency is key. Oct 21 at 14:21

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