Definition of proactive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

proactive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌprəʊˈæktɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌproʊˈæktɪv//
 
Job skills and personal qualities
 
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(of a person or policy) controlling a situation by making things happen rather than waiting for things to happen and then reacting to them a proactive approach Managers must be proactive in identifying and preventing potential problems. compare reactive See related entries: Job skills and personal qualities Word Origin 1930s: from pro- (denoting earlier occurrence), on the pattern of reactive.
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