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ænˈtɪs əˌpeɪtan·tic·i·pate

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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.

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

  2. anticipate(Verb)

    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. anticipate(Verb)

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

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

  4. anticipate(Verb)

    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. 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

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  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Emeasoba George:

    If you've not been dreaming/thinking big all these while. You've got to start dreaming/thinking big in order to become big eventually. For, high perception/imagination/anticipation/expectation precedes high success/achievement/attainment. I mean, you can/will achieve whatever you can perceive/imagine/anticipate/expect. Besides that, anybody who longs/aspires to emerge/become a millionaier/billionaier someday must/have to think/speak/act like a millionaier/billionaier.

  2. Prince Rupert terminal , Tilk:

    We certainly don’t anticipate making that decision in the next 10 years, so we’re very good with our port facilities on the West Coast and on the East Coast.

  3. Andrew Adams at Raymond James:

    While we do not anticipate another major market collapse like we have seen in the past 15 years.

  4. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    The State Department is focused on and committed to releasing former Secretary Clinton's emails in a manner that protects sensitive information, no one takes this more seriously than we do. We have said repeatedly that we anticipate more upgrades throughout our release process. Our (Freedom of Information Act) review process is still ongoing. Once that process is complete, if it is determined that information should be classified as Top Secret, we will do so.

  5. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves:

    We don't anticipate the situation to end any time soon. It will be days before we are out of the woods and the water starts to recede.

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