Meaning of proactive

pro•ac•tive

Pronunciation: (prō-ak'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to prepare for, intervene in, or control an expected occurrence or situation, esp. a negative or difficult one; anticipatory: proactive measures against crime.
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