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1. anticipate

verb. ['ænˈtɪsəˌpeɪt'] regard something as probable or likely.

Synonyms

  • reckon
  • guess
  • suppose
  • presume
  • assume
  • hypothesise
  • believe
  • trust
  • speculate
  • judge
  • theorise
  • pass judgment
  • hypothesize
  • await
  • expect
  • think
  • hypothecate
  • wait
  • imagine
  • opine
  • conjecture
  • evaluate
  • theorize
  • look

Antonyms

  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude
  • disrespect

Etymology

  • anticipatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Anticipate

  • participate
  • dissipate

Example sentences of the word anticipate


1. Verb, base form
Or, perhaps there were consequences you did not anticipate.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Children often anticipate a "goody bag" at the end of a birthday party they attend.

Quotes containing the word anticipate


1. I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

2. The fossil record implies trial and error, the inability to anticipate the future, features inconsistent with a Great Designer (though not a Designer of a more remote and indirect temperament.)
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

3. that you would not anticipate misery since the evils you dread as coming upon you may perhaps never reach you at least they are not yet come Thus some things torture us more than they ought, some before they ought and some which ought never to torture us at all. We heighten our pain either by presupposing a cause or anticipation
- Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

2. anticipate

verb. ['ænˈtɪsəˌpeɪt'] act in advance of; deal with ahead of time.

Synonyms

  • foresee
  • act
  • counter
  • move

Antonyms

  • uncertainty
  • unbelief
  • borrow
  • divest

Etymology

  • anticipatus (Latin)

3. anticipate

verb. ['ænˈtɪsəˌpeɪt'] realize beforehand.

Synonyms

  • know
  • foreknow
  • previse

Antonyms

  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • undress
  • slip off

Etymology

  • anticipatus (Latin)

4. anticipate

verb. ['ænˈtɪsəˌpeɪt'] make a prediction about; tell in advance.

Synonyms

  • guess
  • forebode
  • calculate
  • prophesy
  • foretell
  • call
  • predict
  • prognosticate
  • promise
  • vaticinate
  • augur
  • hazard
  • forecast
  • pretend
  • second-guess
  • wager
  • venture
  • bet
  • read

Antonyms

  • give
  • stand still
  • leave office
  • disbelieve

Etymology

  • anticipatus (Latin)

5. anticipate

verb. ['ænˈtɪsəˌpeɪt'] be excited or anxious about.

Synonyms

  • look to
  • apprehend
  • quail at
  • await
  • expect
  • look
  • wait

Antonyms

  • active trust
  • passive trust
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • anticipatus (Latin)

6. anticipate

verb. ['ænˈtɪsəˌpeɪt'] be a forerunner of or occur earlier than.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • go on
  • happen
  • hap
  • occur
  • pass off
  • come about
  • take place

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate
  • differentiate
  • add

Etymology

  • anticipatus (Latin)
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