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Synonyms for preempt

to lay claim to for oneself or as one's right

to cause to be busy or in use

Synonyms for preempt

a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding

acquire for oneself before others can do so

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take the place of or have precedence over

gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially so as to obtain the right to buy (land)

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make a preemptive bid in the game of bridge

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PREEMPT (Phase III Research Evaluating Migraine Prophylaxis Therapy) consisted of two trials that resulted in Food and Drug Administration licensure of Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine.
6015, Congress did not intend to preempt state community property law with respect to an innocent spouse's right to a refund.
A little quirk is that ESIGN's provisions relating to mortgage-backed securities expressly preempts any conflicting state law, including UETA.
5) For health plans that fall under its protection, ERISA preempts all state laws, including torts for breach of contract and negligence.
If their authority is valid, the question becomes whether that authority extends to preempt state laws that give in-state transplant candidates priority access to organs donated within the state.
The court held, inter alia, that the EMS Act did not preempt local legislation.
Where federal money provides the funding for an activity, and states or other entities accept it, federal conditions effectively preempt any notions the states may have had on how to regulate the area.
The federal government can sue states and preempt their laws for nonconformity with our trade obligations.
Food and Drug Administration approved PREEMPT for commercial use.
Here, (a road game) will preempt the afternoon drive, and that's a powerful revenue and ratings tool for the station.
Meanwhile, where a viewer has a direct or indirect ownership interest, the new rule will still preempt non-governmental restrictions on property within the exclusive use or control of the viewer, such as those created by homeowners, cooperative and condominium associations.
15) Intent to preempt is implied either if state law "actually conflicts with federal law"(16) or if "federal law so thoroughly occupies a legislative field as to make reasonable the inference that Congress left no room for the States to supplement it.
The federal government can preempt resources from the private sector or direct their usage by several different means, the most important of which are (1) spending, financed by taxation; (2) spending, financed by borrowing, that is, deficit spending; (3) regulation mandating private activities such as investment in pollution control or safety equipment, which are likely to be financed through the issuance of debt; and (4) government guarantees of private borrowing.
Justice Blackman noted that although Congress, in general, preempted the nuclear safety field, evidence does not show that it intended for section 210 of the Energy Reorganization Act to preempt State laws that traditionally have afforded remedies to victims of outrageous employer conduct.
It may choose to preempt BLM'S process and use its authority for various reasons, ranging from concern about the impacts on wilderness study areas due to activities such as grazing and mining (permitted during the review process) to disfavor with the review process or BLM'S anticipated recommendations.