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From Longman Business Dictionarypreemptpre‧empt /priːˈempt/ (also pre-empt) verb [transitive] to make what someone else has planned to do or say unnecessary, impossible, or ineffective by doing or saying something firstThe salesperson may try to pre-empt the customer’s objections.Powerful cable operators were trying to preempt competition from satellite services by offering a similar service.preemption noun [uncountable]
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