Definitions for anticipateænˈtɪs əˌpeɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word anticipate
regard something as probable or likely
"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter(verb)
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
anticipate, previse, foreknow, foresee(verb)
predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise(verb)
make a prediction about; tell in advance
"Call the outcome of an election"
anticipate, look for, look to(verb)
be excited or anxious about
be a forerunner of or occur earlier than
"This composition anticipates Impressionism"
To act before (someone), especially to prevent an action.
to take up or introduce (something) prematurely.
The advocate plans to anticipate a part of her argument.
to know of (something) before it happens; to expect.
to eagerly wait for (something)
Little Johnny started to anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus a week before Christmas.
Origin: anticipatus, perfect passive participle of anticipare; from ante, + capere. See Capable.
to be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action
to take up or introduce beforehand, or before the proper or normal time; to cause to occur earlier or prematurely; as, the advocate has anticipated a part of his argument
to foresee (a wish, command, etc.) and do beforehand that which will be desired
to foretaste or foresee; to have a previous view or impression of; as, to anticipate the pleasures of a visit; to anticipate the evils of life
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Rank popularity for the word 'anticipate' in Verbs Frequency: #648
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I anticipate having a call with him soon.
We anticipate his return to work pretty soon.
We anticipate the FCC approval shortly, after which we'll close.
We simply didn't anticipate that it could be 125 mile per hour winds.
A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.
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Translations for anticipate
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- изпреварвам, предвиждам, прибързвамBulgarian
- vorausahnen, voraussehenGerman
- prever, anticiparSpanish
- پیش بینیPersian
- varautua, ennakoida, odottaaFinnish
- prévoir, anticiperFrench
- prevedere, anticipareItalian
- anticipa, prevedeaRomanian
- опередить, предвидеть, предвосхищать, опережать, предвосхититьRussian
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