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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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