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anticipate

an·tic·i·pate

anticipate

 
 
pronunciation:
aen tI s peIt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: anticipated, anticipates, anticipating
definition 1: to look forward to; expect.
We anticipated a pleasant outing in the country.The children always anticipate a present from their father when he returns from a trip.She anticipated being blissfully happy in her marriage, but she was disappointed.
synonyms:
count on, expect, reckon on
similar words:
await, bargain for, contemplate, envisage, envision, forecast, foresee, hope, look for, predict, trust, wait
definition 2: to expect and prepare for in advance.
We anticipated the enemy's attack.I anticipated that you would need these documents, so I have them here for you.
similar words:
envision, expect, foresee, forestall, predict
definition 3: to accomplish or fulfill in advance.
You're lucky to have someone caring for you who anticipates your wishes.
similar words:
accomplish, fulfill, satisfy
Word Parts
The word anticipate contains the following part:
ante- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, pre-
antonyms:
post-