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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)

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

    Synonyms:
    expect, foretaste, foresee

  2. anticipate(verb)

    to eagerly wait for (something)

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

    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

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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. anticipate(v)

    Synonyms:
    expect, forestall, preclude, obviate

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How to use anticipate in a sentence?

  1. Ian Robb:

    Our members are across the country, so they phone in for jobs that I post every day, the last two days, we've had 30, 40, 50 jobs at a time going on (our hiring board) ... I anticipate that we'll pick up considerably.

  2. Peter Rosenstreich:

    We anticipate a short-term sell off in gold, although a no vote was mostly priced in.

  3. Honda Motor Co -LRB- 7267:

    We anticipate having sufficient supply starting in another several weeks, so we don't view this as a long-term concern that requires unprecedented use of NHTSA's authority.

  4. Mr Paterson:

    This is a complex investigation making an assessment of many aspects of evidence and I anticipate that assessment will take some time before we can make decisions in context of charges.

  5. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester:

    At this point, the FOMC doesn't anticipate selling the agency mortgage-backed securities on its balance sheet as part of the normalization process, although it might engage in limited sales in the longer run to reduce or eliminate residual holdings.

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