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socialisma way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government

due processa course of formal proceedings (as judicial proceedings)

asylumprotection from arrest and extradition given especially to political refugees

insubordinatedisobedient to authority

relating to, caused by, or being interference between previous learning and the recall or performance of later learning

acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes

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A survey was given out to customers so that the company could takeproactivesteps to improve their service.

The city is taking aproactiveapproach to fighting crime by hiring more police officers.

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People who tend toreactto a problem only when its gotten serious could be calledreactivepeople. Until recently,reactive(in this sense) didnt really have an antonym. Soproactivewas coined to describe the kind of person whos always looking into the future in order to be prepared for anything. A good parent attempts to be proactive on behalf of his or her children, trying to imagine the problems they might be facing in a few months or years. A companys financial officers study the patterns of the companys earnings to make sure it wont risk running short of cash at any point in the next year or two.Proactivehas only been around a few decades, and it can still sometimes sound like a fashionable buzzword.

farseeing,farsighted,forehanded,foreseeing,foresighted,forethoughtful,forward,forward-looking,prescient,provident,visionary;

half-baked,half-cocked,improvident,myopic,shortsighted;

discerning,insightful,perceptive,percipient,prudent,sagacious,sage,sapient,wise;

:controlling a situation by making things happen or by preparing for possible future problems

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socialisma way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government

due processa course of formal proceedings (as judicial proceedings)

asylumprotection from arrest and extradition given especially to political refugees

insubordinatedisobedient to authority

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