pro·​ac·​tive·​ly | \ (ˌ)prō-ˈak-tiv-lē How to pronounce proactively (audio) \

Definition of proactively

: in a proactive manner : in a way that anticipates future problems, needs, or changes … a system that allows us to alert customers if there's an issue with travel, whether their flight is delayed or proactively letting them know there is a transit strike in New York, or whatever.— Steven Barnhart By working proactively with charter organizations and other outside groups, district leaders could take a role in shaping the array of new alternative schools so that it benefits students most …Los Angeles Times

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Proactively.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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