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synonyms for preempt

  • acquire
  • annex
  • anticipate
  • appropriate
  • arrogate
  • assume
  • bump
  • commandeer
  • confiscate
  • expropriate
  • obtain
  • seize
  • sequester
  • take
  • usurp
  • accroach
See also synonyms for: preempted / preempting

antonyms for preempt

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  • doubt
  • fail
  • forfeit
  • give
  • keep
  • lose
  • offer
  • refuse
  • reject
  • relinquish
  • surrender
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How to use preempt in a sentence

It was what is called a wind-break and I determined to preempt it for the night.
THE INDIANS' LAST FIGHTDENNIS COLLINS
The woman who forgives and doesn't forget is trying to preempt heaven and raise hell.
THE COMPLETE CYNICOLIVER HERFORD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PREEMPT

  • accroach
  • appropriate
  • assume
  • commandeer
  • confiscate
  • demand
  • expropriate
  • preempt
  • presume
  • seize
  • take
  • usurp
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.