To anticipate a pleasant vacation.
Her research in the previous decade anticipated these findings.
To anticipate a legacy.
Did the Vikings anticipate Columbus in discovering America?
An example of anticipate is when before asking for a divorce a wife knows her husband will ask for custody of the kids, so she has a Private Investigator follow him to prove he is cheating, thus thwarting his future custody attempts.
To anticipate an opponent's blows.
To anticipate a request.
An example of anticipate is when a person writes checks for all his bills before his next paycheck is deposited.
An example of anticipate is to put away extra money for the family vacation in case the car breaks down or someone needs medical attention.
The advocate plans to anticipate a part of her argument.
An example of anticipate is the feeling a woman gets as she looks forward to her wedding day.
We hadn't anticipated the crowds at the zoo. I anticipated that you might be in a hurry.
We anticipated the storm by boarding up the windows.
Little Johnny started to anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus a week before Christmas.
An example of anticipate is when a mother writes a note to her teenage daughter, telling her when she gets home from work she expects the weather will be nice enough to go play tennis.
She anticipated a pleasant hike in the country.
An example of anticipate is to turn in a school project before the due date.
Origin of anticipate
- Latin anticipāre anticipāt- to take before ante- ante- capere to take kap- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition