Similar words: pre-empt, preempt, preeminently, adaptive, deceptive, receptive, preventive, representative. Meaning: ['prɪː'emptɪv] adj. designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence.
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1, The Treasury has decided to raise interest rates as a pre-emptive measure against inflation.
2, They decided to launch a pre-emptive strike.
3, We have no intention of launching a pre-emptive strike, but we will retaliate if provoked.
4, The prime minister authorized a pre-emptive air strike against the rebels.
5, The aircraft carried out a pre-emptive strike against bases in the north.
6, Getting rid of weapons reduces the risk of accidental, unauthorised, hair trigger or pre-emptive use.
7, Both his coups began with a ruthless pre-emptive strike from a position of strength.
8, Thus, pre-emptive patenting can be a highly effective strategic entry barrier.
9, Perhaps general anaesthesia should be combined with pre-emptive local and regional anaesthetic blocks more often.
10, The US says it is prepared to launch a pre-emptive strike with nuclear weapons if it is threatened.
11, But it never got that far because Kasser fired his pre-emptive strike.
12, To prevent them being expressed, you stage a pre-emptive strike.
13, Pre-emptive analgesia has, indeed, been said to have been shown to occur in several clinical studies.
14, It was a pre-emptive strike against attempts to rewrite and water down his proposals in the months ahead.
15, Apparently spooked,[http://sentencedict.com/preemptive.html] Univel cut its prices attempting what it called a pre-emptive strike.
16, It still leaves the state Legislature with massive pre-emptive powers to override local decisions.
17, This diminishes the chances of accidental war or pre-emptive strikes motivated by unfounded fears.
18, He had half expected a divine pre-emptive strike, a thunderbolt maybe, as he queued for the body and blood.
19, Mark, in a preemptive strike, went on the attack to discredit her with Charles.
20, VxWorks provides preemptive priority scheduling of threads.
21, I say this jump was preemptive.
22, To make a preemptive bid in bridge.
23, In China, the nature of lessees' preemptive right has changed from the the stage of "property right" to the stage of "undetermined nature" and then to "obligatory right".
24, Automakers have also taken preemptive steps to avoid a supply disruption, including by stocking extra components or readying other channels of procurement.
25, In addition, the other Party shall have a preemptive right on the same terms and conditions to the extent permitted by law.
26, If this makes you uneasy, think about distributing a little preemptive baksheesh as a goodwill gesture.
27, The first section is mainly about discussion on the definition of shareholder's preemptive right.
28, Mr. Putin has done so largely through his actions; many in the country saw his creation of the Russian Popular Front in May as a preemptive blow to Mr. Medvedev's potential candidacy.
29, Thankfully, most operating systems designed in the last decade have provided preemptive multitasking, without Mac OS 9 and earlier being the most notable (and embarrassing) exceptions.
30, The shareholders of a corporation do not have a preemptive right to acquire the corporation's unissued shares except to the extent the articles of incorporation so provide.
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