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
How to use preempt in a sentence
Venus is like an angel on your shoulder, preempting any rash moves.
“I was there,” he wrote on his blog, preempting the next hit.
She stepped through her curtain and said gaily: "You're preempting my privilege, Philip."Claire|Leslie Burton Blades
He called up both women, alleging a visit to strike headquarters to one, and preempting the other for the afternoon.Mountain|Clement Wood
I felt like going into the Northwest and preempting a homestead.One Way Out|William Carleton