Translation of "pre-empt" - English-Spanish dictionary

pre-empt

verb uk /ˌpriːˈempt/

to do or say something before someone so that you make their words or actions unnecessary or not effective

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The minister held a press conference in order to pre-empt criticism in the newspapers.

(Translation of “pre-empt” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)