Definition of anticipate :
1. To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action.
2. To foresee ( a wish, command, etc.) and do beforehand that which will be desired.
3. To foretaste or foresee; to have a previous view or impression of; as, to anticipate the pleasures of a visit; to anticipate the evils of life.
4. To take up or introduce beforehand, or before the proper or normal time; to cause to occur earlier or prematurely; as, the advocate has anticipated a part of his argument.
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expect (part of speech: verb)
plan (part of speech: verb)
precede (part of speech: verb)
hope (part of speech: verb)
- Plainly she had withdrawn herself there like some cowering creature, awaiting a fate she could not understand or anticipate. - "King Spruce, A Novel", Holman Day.
- But I do not want to anticipate the state of things that I shall reach later. - "The Magic Skin", Honore de Balzac.
- Those who anticipate the opinions and decisions of society must expect to be found guilty of many sins. - "A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.