What does anticipate mean?

Definitions for anticipate
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.

  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

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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce anticipate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say anticipate in sign language?

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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. Richard Neal:

    Anticipate a long court case in the end.

  2. James Smith:

    I anticipate having a call with him soon.

  3. Danakali Chief Executive Paul Donaldson:

    We anticipate being in production by 2019.

  4. Tony Farese:

    We anticipate his return to work pretty soon.

  5. Matt Kuchar:

    I anticipate needing another good round tomorrow.

Images & Illustrations of anticipate

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