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pro·ac·tive

proactive

 
pronunciation:
pro aek tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: active or characterized by being active in such a way as to prevent or prepare for events happening as opposed to reacting after events occur.
The city council was surprisingly proactive in the way it expanded its facilities for the handicapped.The school is taking a proactive approach to the problem of students' dropping out by establishing closer relationships with the families of at-risk students.
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