Preemptive vs Preempt - What's the difference?

preemptive | preempt | Derived terms |

Preemptive is a derived term of preempt.


As a adjective preemptive

is of or relating to preemption.

As a verb preempt is

to appropriate something (before someone else does).

preemptive

English

Alternative forms

* * pre-emptive

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to preemption.
  • Made so as to deter an anticipated unpleasant situation.
  • (bridge, of a high-level bid) Intended to interfere with an opponent's bidding.
  • Derived terms

    * preemptive strike * preemptively

    preempt

    English

    Alternative forms

    * pre-empt *

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to appropriate something (before someone else does)
  • to displace something, or take precedence over something
  • (bridge) to make a preemptive bid at bridge
  • Derived terms

    * preemptive * preemptor * preemptory