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The synonyms of “Preemptive” are: pre-emptive
Preemptive as an Adjective
Definitions of "Preemptive" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “preemptive” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence.
Synonyms of "Preemptive" as an adjective (1 Word)
|pre-emptive||Designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence.|
Usage Examples of "Preemptive" as an adjective
- A preemptive business offer.
Associations of "Preemptive" (30 Words)
|above||Higher in grade or rank.|
|affiliate||A subordinate or subsidiary associate a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization.|
The two colleges affiliated.
|anterior||(of a part of a flower or leaf) situated further away from the main stem.|
An incident anterior to her troubles.
|contraceptive||(of a method or device) serving to prevent pregnancy.|
Contraceptive devices and medications.
|defence||(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.|
Methods of defence against this kind of attack.
|forego||Lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime.|
|forethought||Careful consideration of what will be necessary or may happen in the future.|
Jim had the forethought to book in advance.
|former||Denoting the first or first mentioned of two people or things.|
Our former glory.
|formerly||In the past; in earlier times.|
The building formerly housed the National Assembly.
|front||The part of a garment covering a person s front.|
The west front of the Cathedral.
|guard||The person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team.|
An insurance policy is a good safeguard.
|helmet||The arched upper part (galea) of the corolla in some flowers, especially those of the mint and orchid families.|
|hiding||A physical beating.|
They caught him and gave him a hiding.
|hinderance||Something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.|
|precaution||A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.|
He put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution.
|precedent||A system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws.|
There are substantial precedents for using interactive media in training.
|preclusive||Preventing something from happening; restrictive.|
Grounds for preclusive intervention.
|predate||Be earlier in time; go back further.|
Here parish boundaries seem clearly to predate Roman roads.
|prefatory||Serving as an introduction; introductory.|
In his prefatory remarks the author claims that.
|prematurely||Before the end of the normal period of gestation.|
I spoke prematurely.
|premeditation||Planning or plotting in advance of acting.|
The defendant said there was no planning or premeditation.
|preventive||Preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease.|
Quinine was used as a malaria preventive.
|prior||The head of a religious order in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot.|
He has a prior engagement this evening.
|prohibitory||Tending to discourage (especially of prices.|
I took malaria prophylactics.
An effectual protective against the midge.
They had returned safe and sound.
|safety||The state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions.|
He ran to safety.
|sanctuary||A consecrated place where sacred objects are kept.|
The inner sanctuary where the reliquary was kept.