Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: anticipate
IPA transcription: [ænt'ɪsəp,eɪt]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: expect, anticipate
    Meaning: regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
  • Synonyms: anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter
    Meaning: act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  • Synonyms: anticipate, previse, foreknow, foresee
    Meaning: realize beforehand
  • Synonyms: predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise
    Meaning: make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
  • Synonyms: anticipate, look_for, look_to
    Meaning: be excited or anxious about
  • Synonyms: anticipate
    Meaning: be a forerunner of or occur earlier than; "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
Usage examples
  • Then we anticipate consequences.
  • 'My dear, we will not anticipate the decrees of fortune.
  • In fact, having spoken a few times you will even anticipate the plunge with exhilaration.
  • He will anticipate certain future moves, and will be on the alert to see whether they happen or not.
  • Pickering would undoubtedly arrive shortly, and we wished to anticipate his movements as far as possible.
  • He did not precisely anticipate trouble, but the fact had not escaped him that Ephraim still held the whole of Anna's securities.
  • As men become more the masters of circumstances, their desires anticipate mere physical wants; they seek a more varied food of finer flavor and more delicately prepared.
  • 'Yes, but I don't know when they may be proceeded on, or where they are,' rejoined Traddles, opening his eyes; 'and I anticipate, that, between this time and his departure, Mr. Micawber will be constantly arrested, or taken in execution.'
  • We are for reasons that, after perusing this manuscript, you may be able to guess, going away again this time to Central Asia where, if anywhere upon this earth, wisdom is to be found, and we anticipate that our sojourn there will be a long one.
  • The manner in which most artists form an idea, or project their minds to a plan or invention, be it a statue or picture; and the way they think it over and anticipate it--very often actually seeing the picture in a finished state in imagination--all amounts to foresight and hypnotic preparation in a crude, imperfect form.