adjective. ['priːˈɛmptɪv'] designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence.
- -ive (English)
- -if (Anglo-Norman)
- preempt (English)
Words that Rhyme with Preemptive
Example sentences of the word preemptive
1. Noun, singular or mass
The most common restriction is called the preemptive right.
Early spring is a great time to launch a preemptive strike with some proactive weeding.
Quotes containing the word preemptive
1. I don’t know what I’ll do until I know what you’ll do. I’m proactive with my preemptive reactive strategy.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE