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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

::: repine - fret; complain; be annoyed; Ex. repine over the undone work
::: inanimate - lifeless; not animate
::: overthrow - topple; N.
::: obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
::: defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
::: supposition - assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
::: precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
::: abash - embarrass
::: prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
::: luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate