1. proactive

adjective. ['ˌproʊˈæktɪv'] (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens.


  • dull


  • active (English)
  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pro- (English)
  • pro (Latin)

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Rhymes with Proactive

  • alternative
  • captive
  • causative
  • causative
  • cognitive
  • collaborative
  • collaborative
  • collective
  • combative
  • commemorative
  • commemorative
  • communicative
  • comparative
  • conductive
  • congestive
  • connective
  • constructive
  • consultative
  • contemplative
  • contraceptive

Sentences with proactive

1. Adjective
When you find yourself falling behind, be proactive and speak with your creditor.

Quotes about proactive

1. Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.
- Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

2. When you experience a negative circumstance or event, do not dwell on it. Be proactive — put your attention on what you need to do to bring the situation to a positive result.
- Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

3. 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