Synonyms for anticipate
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : an-tis-uh-peyt|
|Phonetic Transcription : ænˈtɪs əˌpeɪt|
Top 10 synonyms for anticipate Other synonyms for the word anticipate
- bargain for
- be afraid
- be early
- be one step ahead of
- beat someone to it
- count chickens
- cross the bridge
- have a hunch
- hold back
- hope for
- jump the gun
- look for
- look forward to
- plan on
- promise oneself
- provide against
- see coming
- see in the cards
- wait for
Définition of anticipateOrigin :
- 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
- 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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