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What is another word for pre-empt?

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To prevent an action by doing something which makes it pointless or impossible
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“Dulles's precipitous move to withdraw the offer thus appears as an attempt to pre-empt such action by the Committee.”
To acquire or appropriate (something) in advance
“Significantly, the 1866 ordinance required that only British subjects or naturalized aliens could pre-empt land.”
To regard (something) as likely to happen
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