Related formspre·emp·tive·ly, adverb
Can be confusedperemptory preemptive
Examples from the Web for preemptive
So Israel should start thinking more about preemptive technology.
To this supporter of preemptive war and conservative fiscal policy, wars and tax cuts were two great tastes that went together.
The Democrats made a preemptive strike, and now the Republicans will exact their revenge.
Our leaders justify the warfare through the doctrine of preemptive warfare.War Is the New Peace: American Vets Reflect on Syria|John Kael Weston|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Third, he relied on spotty intelligence and the threat of chemical weapons to justify a preemptive strike.A Veteran Sees Echoes of Iraq and Argues Against Intervention in Syria|Brian Van Reet|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Staggered by this preemptive right, sacred to all miners, Cass stopped.Found At Blazing Star|Bret Harte