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Definition of "proactive" []

  • Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory: proactive steps to prevent terrorism. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proactive" in a sentence
  • "So her campaign has been trying what it calls a proactive effort to fix problems with committee reports it filed with the State Board of Elections, performing a voluntary audit of her campaign finances and forfeiting donations that had a whiff of potential illegality."
  • "So her campaign has been trying what it calls a proactive effort to fix problems with committee reports it filed with the State Board of Elections, performing a yearlong voluntary audit of her campaign finances and forfeiting donations that had a whiff of potential illegality."
  • "Cayman Airways has introduced what it describes as a proactive operational cost-saving measure to help keep airfares as low as possible for customers."