Definition of proactively in US English:



  • 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’
    • ‘They should act proactively to adapt to new situations.’
    • ‘We will be proactively seeking professional organisations.’
    • ‘Customer service is about proactively calling people.’
    • ‘The human resource systems should work proactively to eliminate barriers and increase opportunity.’
    • ‘What facilities are currently provided to proactively minimize the failure of software systems and to manage them when they do fail?’
    • ‘The business will be able to proactively respond to customers' interests and desires.’
    • ‘Proactively interact with the student body to better target services where they are needed.’
    • ‘We are aware of the potential issue identified and are working proactively to investigate it.’
    • ‘The threat to the storage system must also be blocked proactively in order to limit its impact on the storage device.’
    • ‘We want our industry to work proactively with other interest groups and government.’