regard something as probable or likely
"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
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
anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter(verb)
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
anticipate, previse, foreknow, foresee(verb)
predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise(verb)
make a prediction about; tell in advance
"Call the outcome of an election"
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
anticipate, look for, look to(verb)
be excited or anxious about
be a forerunner of or occur earlier than
"This composition anticipates Impressionism"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use anticipate in a sentence?
It was not hard to anticipate people's behavior in their attempt to access this aid, instead, these policies caused unnecessary harm by inducing people to gather in large crowds in banks.
In order to accommodate that investor effectively, we upsized the size of the facility, we don't anticipate drawing on it, but it really serves as more of a security blanket.
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
We anticipate a little bit of a pick up in the second and third quarter, its not going to be enough to warrant the Fed to raise rates but its certainly not weak enough to push us into recession.
We have a Plan B because we are chess players and always anticipate the next move, if for some reason we arrive in Moscow and we can't leave, we will be hosted at the French embassy's residence in Moscow. They have already prepared 14 beds.
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- изпреварвам, предвиждам, прибързвамBulgarian
- vorausahnen, voraussehenGerman
- prever, anticiparSpanish
- پیش بینیPersian
- varautua, ennakoida, odottaaFinnish
- prévoir, anticiperFrench
- prevedere, anticipareItalian
- anticipa, prevedeaRomanian
- опередить, предвидеть, предвосхищать, опережать, предвосхититьRussian
- tahmin etmekTurkish
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