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Definition of proactive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

proactive

adjective
/proʊˈæktɪv/ proactive pronunciation American
 
(of a person or policy) controlling a situation by making things happen rather than waiting for things to happen and then reacting to thema proactive approachManagers must be proactive in identifying and preventing potential problems. compare reactive proactively
proactively pronunciation American
adverb