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Meaning of "pre-empt" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRE-EMPT

pre-empt  [prɪˈɛmpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRE-EMPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pre-Empt is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb pre-empt in English.

WHAT DOES PRE-EMPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of pre-empt in the English dictionary

The first definition of pre-empt in the dictionary is to acquire in advance of or to the exclusion of others; appropriate. Other definition of pre-empt is to occupy in order to acquire a prior right to purchase. Pre-Empt is also to make a high opening bid, often on a weak hand, to shut out opposition bidding.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PRE-EMPT

PRESENT

Present
I pre-empt
you pre-empt
he/she/it pre-empts
we pre-empt
you pre-empt
they pre-empt
Present continuous
I am pre-empting
you are pre-empting
he/she/it is pre-empting
we are pre-empting
you are pre-empting
they are pre-empting
Present perfect
I have pre-empted
you have pre-empted
he/she/it has pre-empted
we have pre-empted
you have pre-empted
they have pre-empted
Present perfect continuous
I have been pre-empting
you have been pre-empting
he/she/it has been pre-empting
we have been pre-empting
you have been pre-empting
they have been pre-empting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I pre-empted
you pre-empted
he/she/it pre-empted
we pre-empted
you pre-empted
they pre-empted
Past continuous
I was pre-empting
you were pre-empting
he/she/it was pre-empting
we were pre-empting
you were pre-empting
they were pre-empting
Past perfect
I had pre-empted
you had pre-empted
he/she/it had pre-empted
we had pre-empted
you had pre-empted
they had pre-empted
Past perfect continuous
I had been pre-empting
you had been pre-empting
he/she/it had been pre-empting
we had been pre-empting
you had been pre-empting
they had been pre-empting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will pre-empt
you will pre-empt
he/she/it will pre-empt
we will pre-empt
you will pre-empt
they will pre-empt
Future continuous
I will be pre-empting
you will be pre-empting
he/she/it will be pre-empting
we will be pre-empting
you will be pre-empting
they will be pre-empting
Future perfect
I will have pre-empted
you will have pre-empted
he/she/it will have pre-empted
we will have pre-empted
you will have pre-empted
they will have pre-empted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been pre-empting
you will have been pre-empting
he/she/it will have been pre-empting
we will have been pre-empting
you will have been pre-empting
they will have been pre-empting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would pre-empt
you would pre-empt
he/she/it would pre-empt
we would pre-empt
you would pre-empt
they would pre-empt
Conditional continuous
I would be pre-empting
you would be pre-empting
he/she/it would be pre-empting
we would be pre-empting
you would be pre-empting
they would be pre-empting
Conditional perfect
I would have pre-empt
you would have pre-empt
he/she/it would have pre-empt
we would have pre-empt
you would have pre-empt
they would have pre-empt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been pre-empting
you would have been pre-empting
he/she/it would have been pre-empting
we would have been pre-empting
you would have been pre-empting
they would have been pre-empting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you pre-empt
we let´s pre-empt
you pre-empt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to pre-empt
Past participle
pre-empted
Present Participle
pre-empting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRE-EMPT


accompt
əˈkɒmpt
attempt
əˈtɛmpt
benempt
bɪˈnɛmpt
coempt
ˌkəʊˈempt
consumpt
kənˈsʌmpt
contempt
kənˈtɛmpt
cramped
kræmpt
crimped
krɪmpt
empt
ɛmpt
encamped
ɪnˈkæmpt
exempt
ɪɡˈzɛmpt
kempt
kɛmpt
nempt
nɛmpt
nonexempt
ˌnɒnɪɡˈzempt
prompt
prɒmpt
re-attempt
ˌriːəˈtɛmpt
tempt
tɛmpt
undamped
ʌnˈdæmpt
unkempt
ʌnˈkɛmpt
unstamped
ʌnˈstæmpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRE-EMPT

pre-echo
pre-eclampsia
pre-eclamptic
pre-election
pre-embryo
pre-eminence
pre-eminent
pre-eminently
pre-emption
pre-emptive
pre-emptively
pre-emptor
pre-emptory
pre-establish
pre-exilian
pre-exilic
pre-exist
pre-existence
pre-existent
pre-existing

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRE-EMPT

accept
adopt
apt
concept
dirempt
Egypt
except
JavaScript
kept
opposite prompt
opt
preexempt
pt
rescue attempt
script
sept
suicide attempt
tax-exempt
transcript
transumpt

Synonyms and antonyms of pre-empt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PRE-EMPT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pre-empt» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pre-empt

Translation of «pre-empt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRE-EMPT

Find out the translation of pre-empt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pre-empt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pre-empt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

预先制止
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prevenir
570 millions of speakers

English

pre-empt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पहले कार्रवाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

استباق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предвосхитить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

evitar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অগ্রক্রয়াধিকারবলে কেনা বা পাওয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prévenir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pra-empt
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

zuvorkommen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

先手を打つ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

선제하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pre-empt
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trước empt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன்கூட்டியே தடுக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्री-एम्प्टर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

önceden satın almak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

anticipare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uprzedzać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

передбачити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acapararea
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προκαταλαμβάνουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

pre- spring
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

föregriper
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

datapreferanse-
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pre-empt

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRE-EMPT»

The term «pre-empt» is normally little used and occupies the 108.769 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRE-EMPT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «pre-empt» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «pre-empt» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pre-empt

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRE-EMPT»

Discover the use of pre-empt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pre-empt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Biennial Report
167 168 Kill 170 Pre-empt W. D .. .. Pre-empt Pre-empt Gentilly. W. D ... Pre-empt Pre-empt W. D Pre-empt Pre-empt H W. D Pre-empt H W. D H 171 172 174 175 tn r 17S 179 180 181 182 Louisville. 1831 Pre-empt 184 Pre-empt 185 W. D 186  ...
Minnesota. Dept. of Labor and Industry, 1890
2
Executive Documents of the State of Minnesota, for the Year ...
158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 H Pre-empt. W. D W. D Pre-empt. H H Pre-empt W. D Pre-empt. W. D .. .. Pre-empt. Pre-empt. 171 372 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 W. D Pre-empt. Pre-empt. W. D Pre-empt. Pre-empt.
Minnesota, 1893
3
Biennial Report
183 184 185 186 Pre-empt. Pre-empt. W. D W. D Polk Centre. 187 188 180 190 191 Pre-empt. W. D W. D Pre-empt. Pre-empt. Bray. 1921 193 194l Pre-empt. Numedal— 195|W. D 196lH Rels— 197i Pre-empt 198 H .1991 w. n.. Russia— II  ...
Industrial Commission of Minnesota, 1893
4
Biennial Report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the ...
From whom purchased. 'mardville.— lI H Pre-empt. H H H H Pre-empt. H Consideration 200. 00 56lPre-empt . Grove Park — '| Pre-empt. 58 H H Pre-empt j W. D... I Pre-ept H W. D.. ... Woodside- 64 H Terre Bonne. 65! H 60 H 67 Pre-empt WW.
Minnesota. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1893
5
Report
1,000 00 Oct. 18. '8.1Nov. 24, '86 NOV. 18, '91 300.00 160 407,15 162 Pre-empt. 151.40 Dec. 19, '89 Dec. 19, '89 Nov. 4, '01 60.00 120 106.11 168 H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Nov. 16, '86 Nov. 16. '86 May 13. '91 400.00, 160 662.61 164 H - .
Minnesota. Dept. of Labor and Industry, 1893
6
121 Tips for Better Bridge
1 Don 't open a pre-empt with an outside Ace The requirement to hold an outside Ace in order to make a pre-empt is decades out of date. In modern Acol — and other systems too — bidding has become more aggressive and competitive.
Paul Mendelson, 2012
7
Digest of Cases on Pre-emption: As Prevailing in Behar, ...
MAINTENANCE Of Vendor, Agreement For— Binding On Pre-emptor. See Agreement. 77. MAINTENANCE, Possession Of Widow In Lieu Of Not Giving Right To Pre-empt. See Oases Under Widow. MALIKANA, Receipt Of □ Not Giving Right ...
Bakhshish Lal, 1905
8
The Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: ...
Under the Supremacy Clause, properly enacted federal laws may pre-empt conflicting state and local measures when Congress intends to pre-empt those measures. Congress pre-empts expressly by an explicit statement ofits intention to ...
Luc Bodiguel, Michael Cardwell, 2010
9
Papers Relating to the Appointment and Proceedings of the ...
I am not a British subject, and could not pre-empt. I did not take legal advice on this point. I was promised an interest in the company when formed, by those parties who have pre-empted it. The parties who pre-empted did so of their own free ...
British Columbia. Royal Commission on Acquisition of Texada Island, Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, Sir Henry Pering Pellew Crease, 1874
10
Textbook on Muslim Law
In other words, among, the pre-emptors of the same class all have the right to pre -empt in equal proportions, even though their shares are unequal. The degrees of nearness in the same class of pre-emptors are not recognised.1 For example,  ...
Rakesh Kumar Singh

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRE-EMPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pre-empt is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Lokayukta notice to HDK for not 'pre-empting' 2008 bomb blast
"How can I take cognizance of a prediction and pre-empt a terror attack? I have sent the Lokayukta notice to my lawyers to figure out on how I ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
McCarthy: Yeah, we're not taking up that Senate highway bill/Ex-Im …
Not only is that building an argument for 2016, it's a way to pre-empt the political high ground when the inevitable vetoes start rolling out of the ... «Hot Air, Jul 15»
3
Mad Tax Fury Road
... McConnell's “pay-fors” to increase spending other than highways, and her bill could pre-empt the tax increases that the White House calls tax ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
BNA INSIGHTS: Conducting Proactive Reviews for Misconduct
... their policies, procedures and operations in order to pre-empt misconduct, instead of merely reacting to each new government investigation. «Bloomberg BNA, Jul 15»
5
Can States sink the Iran Nuke Deal?
... voices heard through senators when considering treaties—which are constitutionally the “supreme law of the land” and pre-empt state laws. «legal Insurrection, Jul 15»
6
A food fight in Congress
The legislation could affect more than mandatory labeling. The House Agriculture Committee approved changes that would also pre-empt local ... «The Register-Guard, Jul 15»
7
Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Backs Breitbart: States Can Stop Iran Deal
... a treaty with Iran, which would have bound the states, but his executive-agreement approach cannot pre-empt the authority of the states.”. «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
8
Editorials from around Oregon
The legislation could affect more than mandatory labeling. The House Agriculture Committee approved changes that would also pre-empt local ... «Sacramento Bee, Jul 15»
9
JE NE SUIS PAS CHARLIE: Tory-Backed, Hard-Left Org Urges UK …
Campaigners tell Breitbart London that their aims are quite the opposite – to end, or pre-empt – a civil war in Britain by asserting Western ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
10
Health benefits from retrofitted insulation project
"[The doctor] said to us last year just come in at the start of winter and get an inhaler and steroids and we will just pre-empt it a bit this year," said ... «The Nelson Mail, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pre-Empt [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pre-empt>. Aug 2019 ».
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