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Synonyms for anticipate
ænˈtɪs əˌpeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expect, anticipate(verb)

    regard something as probable or likely

    "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

    Synonyms:
    predict, await, counter, foreknow, previse, look for, forestall, look, gestate, wait, require, call, prognosticate, look to, have a bun in the oven, foresee, carry, ask, foretell, forebode, expect, bear, promise

  2. anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter(verb)

    act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

    Synonyms:
    predict, counter, foreknow, previse, look for, preclude, forestall, prevent, foreclose, forbid, envision, call, prognosticate, look to, foresee, foretell, forebode, expect, promise

  3. anticipate, previse, foreknow, foresee(verb)

    realize beforehand

    Synonyms:
    predict, counter, foreknow, previse, look for, forewarn, forestall, envision, call, prognosticate, look to, foresee, foretell, forebode, expect, promise

  4. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise(verb)

    make a prediction about; tell in advance

    "Call the outcome of an election"

    Synonyms:
    forestall, predict, augur, forebode, foreshadow, scream, prognosticate, counter, promise, phone, yell, foreknow, shout out, foretell, cry, herald, call in, auspicate, expect, holler, call up, betoken, call off, assure, call, look for, send for, previse, address, visit, portend, shout, bode, foresee, look to, announce, presage, name, hollo, squall, bid, ring, omen, forecast, harbinger, telephone, annunciate, prefigure

  5. anticipate, look for, look to(verb)

    be excited or anxious about

    Synonyms:
    predict, search, counter, foreknow, previse, seek, look for, forestall, call, prognosticate, look to, foresee, foretell, forebode, expect, promise

  6. anticipate(verb)

    be a forerunner of or occur earlier than

    "This composition anticipates Impressionism"

    Synonyms:
    promise, look for, forestall, forebode, previse, foretell, foreknow, look to, counter, prognosticate, foresee, expect, predict, call

Wiktionary

  1. anticipate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    expect, foretaste, foresee

  2. anticipate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    look forward to

  3. anticipate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    preclude

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anticipate

    To anticipate may be either to take before in fact or to take before in thought; in the former sense it is allied with prevent; in the latter, with the synonyms above given. This is coming to be the prevalent and favorite use. We expect that which we have good reason to believe will happen; as, a boy expects to grow to manhood. We hope for that which we much desire and somewhat expect. We apprehend what we both expect and fear. Anticipate is commonly used now, like foretaste, of that which we expect both with confidence and pleasure. In this use it is a stronger word than hope, where often "the wish is father to the thought." I hope for a visit from my friend, tho I have no word from him; I expect it when he writes that he is coming; and as the time draws near I anticipate it with pleasure. Compare ABIDE; PREVENT.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, expect, forecast, foretaste, hope, look forward to

    Antonyms:
    despair of, distrust, doubt, doubt, dread, fear, recall, recollect, remember

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anticipate

    Synonyms:
    forestall, prejudge, expect, foretaste, apprehend, prevent, prearrange, prepare, prejudge, meet, obviate, intercept, forecast

    Antonyms:
    remember, recollect, remedy, recall, undo, cure, misapprehend

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. anticipate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    go before, get the start of

  2. anticipate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    take up beforehand, consider in advance

  3. anticipate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    foretaste, forestall, antedate

  4. anticipate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    expect, forecast, foresee, look forward to, count upon, reckon upon, calculate upon, prepare one's self for

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pre-empt, predict, foresee, expect, prejudge, forestall, forecast, preempt, envisage, second-guess

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