anticipate (anticipates, present participle anticipating; past and past participle anticipated)
- (transitive) To act before (someone), especially to prevent an action.
- to anticipate and prevent the duke's purpose
- 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 20, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (
please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
- to take up or introduce (something) prematurely.
- The advocate plans to anticipate a part of her argument.
- to know of (something) before it happens; to expect.
- to anticipate the pleasures of a visit
- to anticipate the evils of life
- Please anticipate a journey of an hour from your house to the airport
- to eagerly wait for (something)
- Little Johnny started to anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus a week before Christmas.
- (to act before someone) preclude
- (to take up or introduce something prematurely)
- (to know of something before it manifests) expect, foretaste, foresee
- (to eagerly await something) look forward to
- Italian: anticipare
- Portuguese: antecipar-se
- Russian: опережа́ть
- Portuguese: antecipar
- Russian: предвосхища́ть
- French: anticiper, prévoir
- German: voraussehen, vorausahnen
- Italian: prevedere
- Portuguese: antecipar, prever
- Russian: предви́деть
- Spanish: anticipar, prever