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
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How to use preempt in a sentence
Tokyo was hoping to preempt a more nationalistic potential buyer from making the purchase.
Netanyahu would arguably be trying to preempt—not an Iranian nuclear attack—but the reelection of Barack Obama.
To avoid blame, Cantor claimed that the Democrats were intending to do the same and he just wanted to preempt them.9 Revelations From Robert Draper’s ‘Do Not Ask What Good We Do’|Ben Jacobs|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Worse yet, if the court does come out against Obamacare, it can well preempt the decision of the American people in November.Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling Will Politicize Judicial Process|Bruce Ackerman|November 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
So this year, take action and preempt the chocolate raid by making him these fabulous melting and fudgy brownies for Father's Day.
It was what is called a wind-break and I determined to preempt it for the night.The Indians' Last Fight|Dennis Collins
The woman who forgives and doesn't forget is trying to preempt heaven and raise hell.The Complete Cynic|Oliver Herford