Definitions for anticipate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word anticipate.
regard something as probable or likely
"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
anticipate, foresee, forestall, counterverb
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
anticipate, previse, foreknow, foreseeverb
predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promiseverb
make a prediction about; tell in advance
"Call the outcome of an election"
anticipate, look for, look toverb
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.
Etymology: anticipatus, perfect passive participle of anticipare; from ante, + capere. See Capable.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: anticipo, Lat.
God hath taken care to anticipate and prevent every man, to draw him early into his church; to give piety the prepossession, and so to engage him in holiness. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.
I find I have anticipated already, and taken up from Boccace, before I come to him; but I am of the temper of kings, who are for present money, no matter how they pay it. John Dryden, Fab.
The life of the desperate equals the anxiety of death, who but act the life of the damned, and anticipate the desolations of hell. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i. c. 2.
Why should we
Anticipate our sorrows? ’tis like those
That die for fear of death. John Denham, Sophy.
Time, thou anticipat’st my dread exploits:
The flighty purpose never is o’ertook,
Unless the deed go with it. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
I am so far from pretending to instruct the profession, or anticipating their directions to such as are under their government. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
If our Apostle had maintained such an anticipating principle engraven upon our souls before all exercise of reason; what did he talk of seeking the Lord, seeing that the knowledge of him was innate and perpetual. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
Anticipation is an emotion involving pleasure or anxiety in considering or awaiting an expected event. Anticipatory emotions include fear, anxiety, hope and trust. When the anticipated event fails to occur, it results in disappointment (if positive event) or relief (if negative event).
To anticipate means to expect or predict something prior to its occurrence. It involves taking advance actions or preparations with regard to a predicted event or situation. Additionally, it can also refer to regarding a future event as being seemingly present or already accomplished.
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.]
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
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
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
A great obstacle to happiness is to anticipate too great a happiness.
In business, when you anticipate how things are going to be, you anticipate them, you don't wait for them.
There have been some allegations made in relation to the trial and I said that Australia, indeed the international community, would expect those legal processes to be concluded before any other action was taken, i would anticipate that both proceedings -- the Constitutional Court proceedings and the Judicial Commission -- would require to hear evidence. I would anticipate that they would need to hear evidence from Mr. Chan and Mr. Sukumaran, and therefore, my request that these proceedings be allowed to continue and that there be a stay of execution.
When you expect your desire to be fulfilled, you often anticipate about it. You anticipate the possible results and outcomes of the situation which will lead to fulfilment of your desire. Although your anticapations merely remain as expectations until it is acquainted with some real facts. And hence, when your anticapations are substantiated with a proper sequel it becomes more viable, which ultimately results in the higher possibility of achieving your desired goal.
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- предвиждам, изпреварвам, прибързвамBulgarian
- vorausahnen, voraussehenGerman
- anticipar, preverSpanish
- پیش بینیPersian
- odottaa, ennakoida, varautuaFinnish
- prévoir, anticiperFrench
- अंदाज़ा लगानाHindi
- előre jelezniHungarian
- prevedere, anticipareItalian
- prevedea, anticipaRomanian
- опередить, предвосхитить, опережать, предвосхищать, предвидетьRussian
- tahmin etmekTurkish
- đoán trướcVietnamese
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