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Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory: proactive steps to prevent terrorism.
pro·ac′tive·ness, pro′ac·tiv′i·ty n.
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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]
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serving to prepare for, intervene in, or control an expected occurrence or situation: proactive measures against crime.
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|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"|
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"
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proactive[prəʊˈæktɪv] ADJ → proactivo
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proactive[prəʊˈæktɪv] adj → proactif/ive
to adopt a proactive approach → adopter une approche proactive
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj → proaktiv
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