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"proactive" in British English

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proactiveadjective

uk   /ˌprəʊˈæk.tɪv/  us   /ˌproʊ-/
(Definition of proactive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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proactiveadjective

(also pro-active)  us   /proʊˈæk·tɪv/
intending or ​intended to ​produce a good ​result or ​avoid a ​problem, ​rather than ​waiting until there is a ​problem: The ​agencydecided to take a proactive ​approach to ​betterserveitsclients.
(Definition of proactive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"proactive" in Business English

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proactiveadjective

uk   us   /ˌprəʊˈæktɪv/
taking ​action to make ​changes yourself rather than ​reacting to things that ​happen: Making ​seniorexecutives more ​accountable will also make them more proactive. a proactive ​approach/role/​stance proactive ​measures/​policies/​proposals proactive in doing sth The ​insuranceindustry should be more proactive in ​dealing with the ​increasing problem of ​insurancefraud. proactive about sth "Employees need to be proactive about their ​workplacerights," said one ​unionofficial.
proactively
adverb /ˌprəʊˈæktɪvli/
Stakeholders should proactively discuss an organization's ​goals and ​objectives.
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(Definition of proactive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “proactive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 主动的,积极的…
in Turkish zamanından önce değişiklik yaparak önlem alınan, önceden davranılan…
in Russian активный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 主動的,積極的…
in Polish aktywny…
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