proact

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pro- +‎ act. Probable back-formation from proactive.

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proact (third-person singular simple present proacts, present participle proacting, simple past and past participle proacted)

  1. To take action in advance of an expected event
    • 1979, Ichak Adizes, How to Solve the Mismanagement Crisis[1], ISBN 0937120006, page 88:
      An (E)-style manager, on the other hand, will proact. He will try to imagine where the ball is going to land and go there and get ready to hit it.

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