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Word: preempt

Definition: prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive


Sentences Containing 'preempt'

It was also one of the few ABC affiliates to pre-empt the "ABC Evening News" during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The shirts feature phrases that pregnant women might be too polite to say themselves, in order to preempt unwanted comments.

More Vocab Words

::: unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
::: exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
::: reprehensible - deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
::: lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
::: induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
::: sequester - isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
::: reputed - supposed; Ex. reputed father of the child; V. repute: consider; N. repute: reputation; esteem
::: pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.