Synonyms of preempt


1. preemptive bid, pre-empt, preempt, bid, bidding

usage: a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding


1. preempt, get, acquire

usage: acquire for oneself before others can do so

2. preempt, displace, supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, supercede

usage: take the place of or have precedence over; "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"

3. preempt, get, acquire

usage: gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land)

4. preempt, bid, call

usage: make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

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Definition and meaning of preempt (Dictionary)