Definitions for anticipateænˈtɪs əˌpeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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