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pre-empt 的同义词

(动词) 
Definition
to prevent an action by doing something which makes it pointless or impossible
He pre-empted any decision to sack him
同义词
forestall
They had done little to forestall the attack.
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anticipate
You've anticipated my next question.
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prevent
We took steps to prevent it happening.
These methods prevent pregnancy.
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steal a march on
,
get in before
(动词) 
The French government has the right to pre-empt a piece sold at auction.
同义词
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assume
If there is no president, power will be assumed by extremist forces.
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take over
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appropriate
Several other newspapers have appropriated the idea.
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seize
Troops have seized the airport and radio stations.
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usurp
Did she usurp his place in his mother's heart?
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arrogate
He arrogated the privilege to himself alone.

其他同义词

in the sense of appropriate
Definition
to take for one's own use without permission
Several other newspapers have appropriated the idea.
in the sense of arrogate
Definition
to claim or seize without justification
He arrogated the privilege to himself alone.
同义词
in the sense of assume
If there is no president, power will be assumed by extremist forces.

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