Meaning of proactively in English:


Pronunciation /prəʊˈaktɪvli/


  • By taking action to control a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.

    ‘the police will be working proactively to help reduce the problem’
    • ‘astute firms don't just listen, but proactively engage customers too’
    • ‘The threat to the storage system must also be blocked proactively in order to limit its impact on the storage device.’
    • ‘Proactively interact with the student body to better target services where they are needed.’
    • ‘The human resource systems should work proactively to eliminate barriers and increase opportunity.’
    • ‘We are aware of the potential issue identified and are working proactively to investigate it.’
    • ‘Customer service is about proactively calling people.’
    • ‘We want our industry to work proactively with other interest groups and government.’
    • ‘What facilities are currently provided to proactively minimize the failure of software systems and to manage them when they do fail?’
    • ‘We will be proactively seeking professional organisations.’
    • ‘The business will be able to proactively respond to customers' interests and desires.’
    • ‘They should act proactively to adapt to new situations.’