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proactive

adjective ( also pro-active)  /proʊˈæk·tɪv/ us  
intending or intended to produce a good result or avoid a problem, rather than waiting until there is a problem: The agency decided to take a proactive approach to better serve its clients.
Translations of “proactive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 主動的,積極的…
in Russian активный…
in Turkish zamanından önce değişiklik yaparak önlem alınan, önceden davranılan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 主动的,积极的…
in Polish aktywny…
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