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1) preempt or pre-empt. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right: appropriate, arrogate, assume, commandeer, seize, take, usurp. See GIVE. 2. To cause to be busy or in use: engage,...

2) preempt, pre-empt. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...is usually but not always spelled without a hyphen. See DIERESIS; PREFIXES. 1...

3) preempt. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: preˇemptˇed, preˇemptˇing, preˇempts1. To appropriate, seize, or take for oneself before others. See synonyms at appropriate. 2a. To take the place...

4) exempt. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: exˇemptˇed, exˇemptˇing, exˇempts1. To free from an obligation, a duty, or a liability to which others are subject: exempting the disabled from military...

5) peremptory, perfunctory. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Peremptory (pronounced puhr-EMPT-tuh-ree) means something that can t or won t be denied and hence something dogmatic and dictatorial, as in She was a tyrant, peremptory...

6) PREFIXES, HYPHENATION OF. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...reengage, reenlist. But many of these are in divided usage: cooperate/co-operate, preempt/pre-empt. See also DIERESIS. 1...

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