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Synonyms for preempt
priˈɛmpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preemptive bid, pre-empt, preempt(verb)

    a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

    Synonyms:
    pre-empt, preemptive bid

  2. preempt(verb)

    acquire for oneself before others can do so

    Synonyms:
    displace

  3. preempt, displace(verb)

    take the place of or have precedence over

    "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"

    Synonyms:
    terminate, move, displace, give the axe, fire, sack, can, dismiss, give notice, send away, give the sack, force out

  4. preempt(verb)

    gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land)

    Synonyms:
    displace

  5. preempt(verb)

    make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

    Synonyms:
    displace

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "preempt":

    preference, anticipate

How to pronounce preempt?

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Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#34can
#960fire
#1142move
#5817preference
#10518terminate
#14126anticipate
#15199sack
#15596dismiss
#40027displace
#50415preempt

How to use preempt in a sentence?

  1. British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps:

    I wouldn't want to preempt Her Majesty's honours list but it is quite clear that this gentleman has just been almost the salvation of the nation in these difficult times, i think everybody is supportive of the idea of him being recognised.

  2. Chief Executive Bill Brown:

    We've invested and we've been pushing in trying to preempt where the market is going, that's getting rewarded now.

  3. Jim Kenney:

    And if the state and federal government don't want to stand up to the NRA and some other folks, then let us, let us police ourselves. But they preempt us on all kinds of gun control legislation, our officers deserve to be protected and don't deserve to be shot at by a guy for hours with an unlimited supply of weapons and an unlimited supply of bullets.

  4. Jonathan Pershing:

    The question is will the federal government preempt or limit states' capacities to act ? and there's every indication that they intend to do that.

  5. Chief Executive Matthias Mueller:

    We are today not in a position to preempt the outcome of negotiations which will determine the cost.


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