Variant of anticipate
- to look forward to; expect: to anticipate a pleasant vacation
- to make happen earlier; precipitate
- to prevent by action in advance; forestall: to anticipate an opponent's blows
- to foresee (a command, wish, etc.) and perform in advance: to anticipate a request
- to use or enjoy in advance: to anticipate a legacy
- to be ahead of in doing or achieving: did the Vikings anticipate Columbus in discovering America?
- to pay (a debt) before due
Origin: ; from Classical Latin anticipatus, past participle of anticipare ; from ante-, before plush an unverified form capare ; from capere, to take: see have
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