[ 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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OTHER WORDS FROM proactivepro·ac·tive, nounpro·ac·tiv·i·ty, pro·ac·tive·ness, nounpro·ac·tive·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for proactive
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
British Dictionary definitions for proactive
/ (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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