Definition of preempt:
Synonyms for preempt:
send away, fire, terminate, action, broadcast, displace, avoid, discourage, get, can, prohibit, tie up, occupy, report, avert, acquire, appropriate, give the sack, sack, show, televise, screen, used, expropriate, assume, pirate, run, commandeer, preemptive bid, break, come on, give, transmit, beam, press, usurp, give notice, arrogate, get in the way of something, engage, pre-empt, dismiss, prevent, monopolize, convert, obstruct, squash, take, force out, move, seize, knock something on the head, take over, stop, give the axe.
- "Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness", Robert S. Carroll.
- "The Girl Wanted", Nixon Waterman.
I resolved to preempt a place in the history of the great Northwest which was at once a wilderness and a cosmopolis, for in it I found men and women from many lands, drawn to the mountains in search of health, or recreation, or gold.- "A Daughter of the Middle Border", Hamlin Garland.