Translation of pre-empt in Spanish:

pre-empt

Pronunciation: /priːˈempt/

vt

  • 1 (forestall) [attack/move] adelantarse a she pre-empted their criticism by apologizing evitó las críticas pidiendo excusas de antemano
  • 2 (AmE) [land] ocupar terrenos del gobierno para conseguir el derecho preferente de compra

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