anticipate

anticipate

anticipates

anticipated

anticipated

anticipating

Verb
  • "We didn't anticipate a crowd on Sunday."

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Act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  • "Hastings said he anticipated the bidding and approval process to end by 2015"

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realize beforehand
  • "We anticipated the storm by boarding up the windows."

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  • "He anticipated the survival of the fittest:"
  • "At this stage we can't really anticipate what will happen."

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be excited or anxious about
  • "We will certainly anticipate our planned hike in the country!"

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be a forerunner of or occur earlier than, as in:
  • ""This composition anticipates Impressionism""

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