eventuate
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɪˈvɛntjuːeɪt/, /ɪˈvɛntʃuːeɪt/
Verb

eventuate (eventuates, present participle eventuating; past and past participle eventuated)

  1. (intransitive) To have a given result; to turn out (well, badly etc.); to result in. [from 18th c.]
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 98:
      Enoch Powell appeared to insult the memory of Dr. King by making a speech warning that “colored” immigration to Britain would eventuate in bloodshed.
  2. (intransitive) To happen as a result; to come about. [from 19th c.]
    • 2004, Koila Nailatikau, Fiji Senate Speech, 22 October 2004:
      Reconciliation cannot eventuate or materialise until the proper legal procedures have been followed, that is without interference from external forces.
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