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ænˈtɪs əˌpeɪtan·tic·i·pate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expect, anticipateverb

    regard something as probable or likely

    "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

  2. anticipate, foresee, forestall, counterverb

    act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

  3. anticipate, previse, foreknow, foreseeverb

    realize beforehand

  4. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promiseverb

    make a prediction about; tell in advance

    "Call the outcome of an election"

  5. anticipate, look for, look toverb

    be excited or anxious about

  6. anticipateverb

    be a forerunner of or occur earlier than

    "This composition anticipates Impressionism"

Wiktionary

  1. anticipateverb

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

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

  2. anticipateverb

    to take up or introduce (something) prematurely.

    The advocate plans to anticipate a part of her argument.

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

  3. anticipateverb

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

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

  4. anticipateverb

    to eagerly wait for (something)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anticipateverb

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

  2. Anticipateverb

    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. Anticipateverb

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

  4. Anticipateverb

    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

  1. Anticipate

    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, -ātumānte, before, cap-ĕre, to take.]

Editors Contribution

  1. anticipate

    To know and expect as possible.

    They did anticipate accurately everyone was delighted with the news of their impending marriage.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anticipate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anticipate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of anticipate in a Sentence

  1. Mike Pence:

    But with regard to the 1,100-member crew, we anticipate that they will be quarantined on the ship, will not need to disembark.

  2. Scott Davison:

    If he survives the recall, we have very little doubt that we'll have a lot more quarantines and school closures again, it's pretty clear at this point that COVID is an endemic, seasonal virus. We fully anticipate that there will be a winter surge. I have very little doubt that if he remains governor, he's going to keep the kids in masks and keep the restrictions in place.

  3. Ali Akbar Salehi:

    As far as the dismantling of the centrifuges ... we anticipate no particular technical problems, because we have gone through this routine a number of times and our experts and engineers are well rehearsed.

  4. Steffen Mieske:

    All the visiting projects of scientists who come to conduct observations, typically from abroad, during April and May were canceled, we anticipate that a significant number of projects will be affected.

  5. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg:

    We see market space that's measured in that category, you can anticipate that that's potentially a 50-50 kind of marketplace for Boeing and Airbus and we're going to battle it out competitively.

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