Simple Definition of proactive
: controlling a situation by making things happen or by preparing for possible future problems
Full Definition of proactive
1 [1pro-] : relating to, caused by, or being interference between previous learning and the recall or performance of later learning <proactive inhibition of memory>
2 [2pro- + reactive] : acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes
Examples of proactive in a sentence
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.
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Rhymes with proactive
abstractive, attractive, contractive, detractive, distractive, extractive, impactive, inactive, protractive, reactive, refractive, subtractive
Medical Definition of proactive
: 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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