Synonyms and Antonyms for pre-empt | Synonym.com

Synonyms and Antonyms for pre-empt

1. pre-empt (n.)

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

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2. pre-Christian (adj.)

of or relating to or being the time before the beginning of the Christian era

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3. pre-Socratic (adj.)

before the time of Socrates

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4. pre-Columbian (adj.)

of or relating to or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus

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5. pre-Jurassic (adj.)

of or relating to or denoting the time before the Jurassic period

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6. pre-emption (n.)

a prior appropriation of something

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7. pre-Socratic (n.)

any philosopher who lived before Socrates

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8. pre-existent (adj.)

existing previously or before something

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9. Pre-Raphaelite (adj.)

of or relating to or characteristic of the Pre-Raphaelites

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10. pre-emptive strike (n.)

a surprise attack that is launched in order to prevent the enemy from doing it to you

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