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Synonyms for anticipation
ænˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anticipation, expectancy(noun)

    an expectation

    prediction, expectation, expectancy, prevision

  2. anticipation, expectancy(noun)

    something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

    "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"

    prediction, expectation, expectancy, prevision

  3. prediction, anticipation, prevision(noun)

    the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

    expectancy, prescience, expectation, prediction, farsightedness, foretelling, prognostication, foresight, prevision, prospicience, forecasting

  4. anticipation, expectation(noun)

    anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

    expected value, expectation, expectancy, outlook, arithmetic mean, prediction, prospect, prevision, first moment

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anticipation

    Expectation may be either of good or evil; presentiment almost always, apprehension and foreboding always, of evil; anticipation and antepast, commonly of good. Thus, we speak of the pleasures of anticipation. A foretaste may be of good or evil, and is more than imaginary; it is a part actually received in advance. Foresight and forethought prevent future evil and secure future good by timely looking forward, and acting upon what is foreseen. Compare ANTICIPATE.

    antepast, apprehension, expectancy, expectation, foreboding, forecast, foresight, foretaste, forethought, hope, presentiment, prevision

    astonishment, consummation, despair, doubt, doubt, dread, enjoyment, fear, realization, surprise, wonder

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. anticipation(n.)

    expectation, expectance, contemplation, prospect, hope, trust, ABEYANCE

  2. anticipation(n.)

    foretaste, prelibation, antepast, presentiment, forestalling, foreseeing, foresight, prescience, prevision, forethought, forecast, preconception

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. anticipation(n)

    expectation, preclusion, preoccupation, foretaste, antepast, forethought

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. anticipation

    Anticipation, dynamic mutation, Sherman paradox

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  1. Chadwick Boseman:

    Throughout our filming, I was communicating with them, knowing they were both terminal. What they and their parents said to me was, they were trying to hold on till this movie comes, to a certain degree it’s a humbling experience because you’re like, this can’t mean that much to them. But seeing how the world has taken this on, I realize they anticipated something great. Thinking back now to when I was a kid, waiting for Christmas to come, waiting for my birthday to come, waiting for a toy I was going to get a chance to experience, or a video game, I did live life waiting for those moments. It put me back in the mind of being a kid and feeling those two boys’ anticipation of this movie. When I found out that they….


    An attribute of good/true leadership is forethoughtfulness [careful anticipation and preparation for the future ahead]. I mean, a true leader ought to be provident i.e. timely preparation for the future [challenges) is required of him or her. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Katie Wheelbarger:

    There (are) decisions that come up constantly about things being delivered in anticipation of them eventually taking custody of the planes, so there's a lot of things in train that can be paused to send signals to them (that we're serious).

  4. Neil Patrick Harris:

    It’s the anticipation of jumping that is terrifying, once you do it, it’s super awesome and super fun and you want to do it again!

  5. Bill McDermott:

    If you have more than 25% of U.S.-driven innovation in the software, we comply with the same rules as a U.S. company, there are many solutions that we have where that isn't the case. We haven't foundationally changed our development process in anticipation of a no-deal between China and the U.S., yet.

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