Premise and Preempt
Difficult Words : Premise and Preempt
Preempt (pree EMPT) v: to seize something by prior right
When television show A preempts television show B, television show A is shown at the time usually reserved for television show B. The word preempt implies that television show A is more important than television show B and thus has a greater right to the time slot.
A preemptive action is one that is undertaken in order to prevent some other action from being undertaken.
When the air force launched a preemptive strike against the missile base, the air force was attacking the missiles in order to prevent the missiles from attacking the air force.
(PREM is) n: an assumption; the basis for a conclusion
In deciding to eat all the ice cream in the freezer, my premise was that if I didn't do it, you would.
Based on the premise that two wrongs don't make a right, I hit him three times.
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