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prohak tiv

  • a  descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or processes that occur subsequently
    proactive inhibition
    proactive interference
  • s  (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

  • To be proactive means to take responsibility.
  • It would be a sign of a significant strategic shift in Administration policy, reflecting the need to put more emphasis on proactive, preventative measures rather than maintaining a .
  • You need to be the proactive one.
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  • Lindsay Lohan in
    Releases statement: "I have made a proactive decision to take care of my personal health," she said.
  • Robert Rubin in FOXNews
    Robert Rubin, treasury secretary under President Clinton and now an adviser to Barack Obama, said it was important "to be highly, highly proactive."
  • Ben Bernanke in Reuters
    I strongly urge financial institutions to remain proactive in their capital-raising efforts,Bernanke told a conference on bank structure and competition in Chicago.

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