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  1. preemptive, pre-emptive(adj)

    designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence

    "a preemptive business offer"

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How to use pre-emptive in a sentence?

  1. Doug Collins:

    In a quest to score political points against the president, they authorized a pre-emptive subpoena, treating a voluntary witness as hostile.

  2. Harry Harris:

    He recently threatened pre-emptive nuclear strikes against the United States and other countries in the region, folks, make no mistake about it. North Korea is on a quest for nuclear weapons, the means to miniaturize them and the ways to deliver them intercontinentally.

  3. Cas Mudde:

    This is a pre-emptive strike... criticizing Fidesz mildly, before real critique comes out, and then later either not following up or accepting marginal adjustments.

  4. John Wood:

    Israel is opposed to the 2015 Iran nuclear framework deal, abandoned by Trump, and its restoration under the incoming Biden administration. Accordingly, this was a pre-emptive strike at the heart of the Iranian nuclear weapons program and its chief architect, there is no doubt that the attack will slow down Irans nuclear weapons program, but it will not end it.

  5. Fritzie Michelena:

    We will do pre-emptive evacuations because it might be difficult to get people out if we do it later.


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