[ proh-ak-tiv ]
/ proʊˈæk tɪv /
serving to prepare for, intervene in, or control an expected occurrence or situation, especially a negative or difficult one; anticipatory: proactive measures against crime.
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aggressive, anxious, ardent, dedicated, eager, energetic, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, fanatical, intense, lively, passionate, spirited, zealous, banzai, can-do, take-charge
- proacrosomal granule,
- proactive inhibition,
Origin of proactive
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Examples from the Web for pro-active
Attention to detail, together with a flexible and pro-active approach is essential.Career Opportunities: William and Kate Seek 'Loyal' Servant|Tom Sykes|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
/ (prəʊˈæktɪv) /
tending to initiate change rather than reacting to events
psychol of or denoting a mental process that affects a subsequent process
Word Origin for proactive
C20: from pro- ² + (re) active
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