Definitions for anticipateænˈtɪs əˌpeɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. expect, anticipate(verb)

    regard something as probable or likely

    "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

  2. anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter(verb)

    act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

  3. anticipate, previse, foreknow, foresee(verb)

    realize beforehand

  4. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise(verb)

    make a prediction about; tell in advance

    "Call the outcome of an election"

  5. anticipate, look for, look to(verb)

    be excited or anxious about

  6. anticipate(verb)

    be a forerunner of or occur earlier than

    "This composition anticipates Impressionism"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. anticipate(Verb)

    To act before (someone), especially to prevent an action.

  2. anticipate(Verb)

    to take up or introduce (something) prematurely.

    The advocate plans to anticipate a part of her argument.

  3. anticipate(Verb)

    to know of (something) before it happens; to expect.

  4. anticipate(Verb)

    to eagerly wait for (something)

    Little Johnny started to anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus a week before Christmas.

  5. Origin: anticipatus, perfect passive participle of anticipare; from ante, + capere. See Capable.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Anticipate(verb)

    to be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action

  2. Anticipate(verb)

    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

  3. Anticipate(verb)

    to foresee (a wish, command, etc.) and do beforehand that which will be desired

  4. Anticipate(verb)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anticipate' in Verbs Frequency: #648


Translations for anticipate

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  • изпреварвам, предвиждам, прибързвамBulgarian
  • forudseDanish
  • vorausahnen, voraussehenGerman
  • prever, anticiparSpanish
  • varautua, ennakoida, odottaaFinnish
  • prévoir, anticiperFrench
  • prevedere, anticipareItalian
  • 予想Japanese
  • paredzētLatvian
  • przewidziećPolish
  • anticipa, prevedeaRomanian
  • опередить, предвидеть, предвосхищать, опережать, предвосхититьRussian

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