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Synonyms for anticipate
ænˈtɪs əˌpeɪtan·tic·i·pate

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  1. anticipateverb

    to know of (something) before it happens; to expect.

    Synonyms:
    expect, foretaste, foresee

  2. anticipateverb

    to eagerly wait for (something)

    Little Johnny started to anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus a week before Christmas.

    Synonyms:
    look forward to

  3. anticipateverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expect, anticipateverb

    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, counterverb

    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, foreseeverb

    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, promiseverb

    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 toverb

    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. anticipateverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. anticipateverb

    Synonyms:
    go before, get the start of

  2. anticipateverb

    Synonyms:
    take up beforehand, consider in advance

  3. anticipateverb

    Synonyms:
    foretaste, forestall, antedate

  4. anticipateverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. anticipateverb

    Synonyms:
    expect, forestall, preclude, obviate

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How to use anticipate in a sentence?

  1. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki:

    Negotiations in our view, and I think most people's view, are not about a letter that was ill-informed and ill-advised, we certainly anticipate that the focus of the discussions will remain on the issues at hand.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Sometimes we anticipate conditions before they become real and we create our own heartbreaks.

  3. Kevin Roberts:

    You have to be really aware of not what people say or what they do, anybody can do that, any idiot can do that, you have to understand and anticipate how they are likely to feel and how they are likely to act. Leadership is not about the past or the present, leadership is about getting to the future first.

  4. Chief Executive Officer Ivan Glasenberg:

    What China does going forward, we do have to anticipate them importing less coal, but as they import less coal I think Indonesia will take the brunt of it, because they need their coal locally.

  5. Alanis Morissette:

    As a kid, I imagined having children and being with an amazing partner, this is a whole other wrench I didn't anticipate.


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