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pro·ac·tive

 (prō-ăk′tĭv)
adj.
Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory: proactive steps to prevent terrorism.

pro·ac′tion n.
pro·ac′tive·ly adv.
pro·ac′tive·ness, pro′ac·tiv′i·ty n.

proactive

(prəʊˈæktɪv)
adj
1. tending to initiate change rather than reacting to events
2. (Psychology) psychol of or denoting a mental process that affects a subsequent process
[C20: from pro-2 + (re)active]

pro•ac•tive

(proʊˈæk tɪv)

adj.
serving to prepare for, intervene in, or control an expected occurrence or situation: proactive measures against crime.
[1930–35]
pro•ac′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.proactive - descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or processes that occur subsequently; "proactive inhibition"; "proactive interference"
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
retroactive - descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously
2.proactive - (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens
active - disposed to take action or effectuate change; "a director who takes an active interest in corporate operations"; "an active antagonism"; "he was active in drawing attention to their grievances"
Translations
proaktivní
proactivo
주도적

proactive

[prəʊˈæktɪv] ADJproactivo

proactive

[prəʊˈæktɪv] adjproactif/ive
to adopt a proactive approach → adopter une approche proactive

proactive

adjproaktiv
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