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preempt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of preempt

  1. to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right <the thoughtless teenagers had preempted front-row seats that were reserved for the guests of honor> Synonyms arrogate, commandeer, convert, expropriate, pirate, appropriate, press, seize, take over, usurpRelated Words annex, attach, claim, confiscate, impound, repossess, sequester; assume, collar, grab, grasp, snatch, steal, wrench, wrest; despoil, loot, pillage; encroach, infringe, invade, occupy, preoccupy, trespass; embezzle, misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate




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