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verb (used without object)
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Origin of preempt
OTHER WORDS FROM preemptpre·emp·ti·ble, adjectivepre·emp·tor [pree-emp-tawr, -ter], /priˈɛmp tɔr, -tər/, nounpre·emp·to·ry [pree-emp-tuh-ree], /priˈɛmp tə ri/, adjectiveun·pre·empt·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for preempt
He'll be briefed on the risks of Iranian retaliation, and he will be offered a menu of options to pre-empt such retaliation.
As a growing number of affiliates threatened to pre-empt the show, Gaspin said he realized “that this was not going to go well.”
Neither party should engage in efforts or take actions that could unilaterally pre-empt, or appear to pre-empt, negotiations.
According to the vice president, we will strive to prevent threats but not pre-empt them.
So late as 1872 an Indian received special permission to pre-empt one hundred acres.
The aim should be to pre-empt the ground for cleanness and truth.The Child in the Midst|Mary Schauffler Labaree
If fortunate to find such, they at once pre-empt the old lodge and make it their home and headquarters.Canadian Wilds|Martin Hunter
The favorite rumor was that the entire firm was a decoy to bewilder agents of foreign powers and pre-empt their espionage efforts.In the Control Tower|Will Mohler