Synonyms and Antonyms for preempt

1. preempt (v.)

acquire for oneself before others can do so

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2. preempt (n.)

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

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3. preempt (v.)

make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

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4. preempt (v.)

take the place of or have precedence over

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5. preempt (v.)

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

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