Synonyms for preempt

Synonyms for (noun) preempt

Synonyms: pre-empt, preempt, preemptive bid

Definition: a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

Similar words: bid, bidding

Definition: (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

Synonyms for (verb) preempt

Synonyms: preempt

Definition: make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

Similar words: bid, call

Definition: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

Usage: He called his trump


Synonyms: preempt

Definition: acquire for oneself before others can do so

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: preempt

Definition: gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land)

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: preempt, displace

Definition: take the place of or have precedence over

Usage: live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour; discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor

Similar words: supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace

Definition: take the place or move into the position of

Usage: Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left; the computer has supplanted the slide rule; Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school