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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-tis′ip-āt, v.t. to be beforehand with (another person or thing), to forestall or preoccupy: to take in hand, or consider, before the due time: to foresee: realise beforehand, or count upon as certain: to expect.—v.t. and v.i. to accelerate: to occur earlier than.—adj. and n. Antic′ipant, anticipating, anticipative.—n. Anticipā′tion, act of anticipating: assignment to too early a time: foretaste: previous notion, or presentiment: expectation.—adjs. Anti′cipātive, Anti′cipātory.—advs. Anticipā′tively, Anticipā′torily (rare). [L. anticipāre, -ātum—ānte, before, cap-ĕre, to take.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'anticipate' in Verbs Frequency: #648
The numerical value of anticipate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of anticipate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.
What we anticipate seldom occurs what we least expected generally happens.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
In business, when you anticipate how things are going to be, you anticipate them, you don't wait for them.
If they rule against us, we'll have to take a look at what our options are. But I’m not going to anticipate that. I'm not going to anticipate bad law.
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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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