Synonyms for anticipate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : an-tis-uh-peyt
Phonetic Transcription : ænˈtɪs əˌpeɪt

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Définition of anticipate

Origin :
  • 1530s, "to cause to happen sooner," a back-formation from anticipation, or else from Latin anticipatus, past participle of anticipare "take (care of) ahead of time," literally "taking into possession beforehand," from ante "before" (see ante) + capere "to take" (see capable).
  • Later "to be aware of (something) coming at a future time" (1640s). Used in the sense of "expect, look forward to" since 1749, but anticipate has an element of "prepare for, forestall" that should prevent its being used as a synonym for expect. Related: Anticipated; anticipating.
  • verb expect; predict
  • verb act in advance of
Example sentences :
  • She was distrustful of the future, and apt to anticipate bad fortune.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • This junction O'Neill was determined to defeat, and did defeat it;—but let us not anticipate.
  • Extract from : « Ridgeway » by Scian Dubh
  • But I do not anticipate that we shall ever have much malgamite on our hands.
  • Extract from : « Roden's Corner » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • But we need not anticipate evil: that is to send out for the suffering.
  • Extract from : « Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood » by George MacDonald
  • Not to anticipate events, however, we will now return to the party in the launch.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • But this was just what the Alpini and Bersaglieri had been trained to anticipate.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) » by Various
  • Moreover it was impossible to anticipate the direction of his shots.
  • Extract from : « Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 8, 1914 » by Various
  • It pleased her much to anticipate an end to a risky situation.
  • Extract from : « A Singer from the Sea » by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • I anticipate no difficulty, though it requires some thought in manipulation.
  • Extract from : « Little Masterpieces of Science: » by Various
  • You do not, I hope, anticipate anything of the sort in this case.
  • Extract from : « The Film of Fear » by Arnold Fredericks

Antonyms for anticipate

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