Synonyms for 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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