proactive

[proh-ak-tiv]
adjective
serving to prepare for, intervene in, or control an expected occurrence or situation, especially a negative or difficult one; anticipatory: proactive measures against crime.

Origin:
1930–35; pro-1 + active

proactive, noun
proactivity, proactiveness, noun
proactively, adverb

proactive, reactionary, reactive.
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proactive (prəʊˈæktɪv)
 
adj
1.  tending to initiate change rather than reacting to events
2.  psychol of or denoting a mental process that affects a subsequent process
 
[C20: from pro-² + (re)active]

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proactive
1933, in psychology (learning theory), from pro- + active. As an opposition to reactive, attested from 1971 (see react).
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Example sentences
By all means, let's move forward, but let's do so proactively.
One still experiences normal emotions and can respond proactively.
There are also ways of being proactively funny that are less hazardous than
  trying to tell a joke.
On a political level, this stuff needs to be opened up and confronted
  proactively.
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