- The definition of proactive is someone who takes an active role in dealing with something before it needs to be taken care of.
An example of proactive is a student studying for a fall semester class during their summer vacation.
proactive definition by Webster's New World
Origin: pro- plush -active, as in reactive
Origin: pro- plush -active, as in retroactive
proactive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- pro·acˈtion noun
- pro·acˈtive·ly adverb
- pro·acˈtive·ness, proˌac·tivˈi·ty noun