Definition of 'proactive'
Video: pronunciation of 'proactive'
Example sentences containing 'proactive'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The top bosses tend to be proactive not reactive. The Sun (2017)I was more reactive than proactive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He added:'The team is too much reactive instead of proactive. The Sun (2016)We were being reactive instead of proactive. Christianity Today (2000)This report is a more proactive step. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We are not going to take a proactive role. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It requires a proactive approach and an international footprint. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We must also be proactive about other challenges that are coming our way. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They prefer making things happen or being proactive instead of reactive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is about taking a proactive approach to getting your business off the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He is being reactive rather than proactive and he feels less comfortable like this. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Fund managers are taking an increasingly proactive approach to how they want companies to behave. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everything that we have seen is reactive when what we need is a proactive approach. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But judges were going to have to be much more proactive if the role of lawyers is diminished. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was proactive rather than reactive. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But he surprised onlookers with the chain's proactive stance on the smoking ban. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He must be proactive, not reactive. The Sun (2013)But if you want romance in your life, you must be proactive. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He also continued a proactive role within the charity sector, rescuing numerous charities. Times, Sunday Times (2010)PAs must also be proactive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Over the past six months I have become more proactive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As the European aviation sector enters its winter bloodbath, regulators will have to become more proactive in monitoring standards. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We're taking a proactive stance to make sure an antisocial few passengers don't spoil it for the majority. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'proactive'
In Common Usage. proactive is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'proactive'
British English: proactive ADJECTIVE
Proactive actions are intended to cause changes, rather than just reacting to change.
In order to survive the competition a company should be proactive not reactive.
Definition of proactive from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.