[1pro-] : relating to, caused by, or being interference between previous learning and the recall or performance of later learning <proactive inhibition of memory>
[2pro- + reactive] : acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes
— pro·ac·tive·ly adverb
Examples of PROACTIVE
- A survey was given out to customers so that the company could take proactive steps to improve their service.
- The city is taking a proactive approach to fighting crime by hiring more police officers.
First Known Use of PROACTIVE
Related to PROACTIVE
- farseeing, farsighted, forehanded, foreseeing, forethoughtful, forward, forward-looking, prescient, foresighted, provident, visionary
- half-baked, half-cocked, improvident, myopic, shortsighted
Rhymes with PROACTIVE
pro·ac·tive adjective \(ˈ)prō-ˈak-tiv\ (Medical Dictionary)
: relating to, caused by, or being interference between previous learning and the recall or performance of later learning <proactive inhibition of memory>
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