v. To respond to something in advance.
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Let me attempt to "prespond" — a new word for anticipatory response — to potential defenses of voter ignorance.
—Ken Herman, “Herman: How's a voter to know,” Austin American-Statesman (Texas), September 17, 2014
We know we are a generous, compassionate nation that will come together to aid communities that are suffering. Let 's come together to make smarter choices about how we respond — and prespond — to disasters as well.
—Ryan Alexander, “How to Pay For Disaster Relief,” U.S. News & World Report, May 22, 2013
2003 (earliest)
We are operating mostly from the basement of the Unconscious. And the backlog of pain stored in the unconscious is both creating a reality that will outpicture whatever inner expectations we have there (failure, abuse, rage…) and causing us to respond (and PREspond) to that reality with old, programmed behaviors.
—“What a pattern is… (… and is not),” Our Pathway Home, August 30, 2003
The technology is all around us but almost invisible: it is everywhere and yet in our consciousness is nowhere unless we need it. The resulting Landscape is Embedded, Personalised, Adaptive, and Anticipatory. It is presponsive instead of being simply responsive.
—Claus Weyrich, “Orientations for Workprogramme 2000 and beyond” (PDF), Information Society Technologies Advisory Group, September 17, 1999
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