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an·tic·i·pate

 (ăn-tĭs′ə-pāt′)
v. an·tic·i·pat·ed, an·tic·i·pat·ing, an·tic·i·pates
v.tr.
1.
a. To see as a probable occurrence; expect: We hadn't anticipated the crowds at the zoo. I anticipated that you might be in a hurry.
b. To think of (a future event) with pleasure; look forward to: She anticipated a pleasant hike in the country.
2.
a. To deal with beforehand; act so as to mitigate, nullify, or prevent: We anticipated the storm by boarding up the windows. See Synonyms at expect.
b. To react to (someone) abruptly, especially to prevent someone from continuing or progressing: "Immediately he regretted his words and started to add: 'I didn't know you lived out this way.' But Bloekman anticipated him by asking pleasantly: 'So how's your wife?'" (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
3. To serve as a forerunner to or previous indication of: Her research in the previous decade anticipated these findings.
4. To use in advance, as income not yet available.
5. To pay (a debt) before it is due.
v.intr.
To think, speak, or write about a matter in advance.

[Latin anticipāre, anticipāt-, to take before : ante-, ante- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

an·tic′i·pat′a·ble adj.
an·tic′i·pa′tor n.
an·tic′i·pa·to′ry (-pə-tôr′ē) adj.
Usage Note: Many usage commentators have insisted that the verb anticipate be restricted in its use to mean only "to deal with in advance, forestall" (as in We anticipated the storm by boarding up the windows). This tradition frowns on usages that mean "expect or look forward to" as unlicensed. But in our 2002 survey, 87 percent of the Panel approved of anticipate with this meaning in the sentence He is anticipating a visit from his son. This represents a substantial increase over the 62 percent in our 1964 survey. Even when the event being anticipated is expressly stated to be positive, the Panel overwhelmingly approves, with 81 percent accepting We are anticipating a pleasant hike in the country. Oddly enough, the Panel has less enthusiasm for the traditional "forestall" use, though a clear majority (57 percent) still accepted it in 2002 in the anticipated the storm example given above.

anticipated

(ænˈtɪsɪˌpeɪtɪd)
adj
awaited, usually with excitement and impatience
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anticipated - expected hopefully
expected - considered likely or probable to happen or arrive; "prepared for the expected attack"

anticipated

adjective
Known to be about to arrive:
Translations
dispositiv

anticipated

[ænˈtɪsɪpeɪtɪd] adj (= awaited) → attendu(e)
eagerly anticipated → attendu(e) avec impatience
keenly anticipated → attendu(e) avec impatience
long-anticipated → longtemps attendu(e)
much-anticipated → très attendu(e)
References in classic literature ?
We will not dispute concerning the excellence of the passage," returned Heyward, smiling; for, as the reader has anticipated, it was he.
But the outburst of approbation he had anticipated did not follow.
The lieutenant-governor, although his visit was one of the anticipated glories of the day, had alighted from his horse, and assisted his lady from her side-saddle, and crossed the Colonel's threshold, without other greeting than that of the principal domestic.
Such an exhibition, however, was but to be pictured in fancy; not to be anticipated, nor desired.
John could now be hurried forward and forced into the position of head of the family several years sooner than had been anticipated, so Hannah's husband was obliged to exercise great self-control or he would have whistled while he was driving Rebecca to the Temperance station.
She was delighted to see her father look comfortable, and very much pleased with herself for contriving things so well; but the quiet prosings of three such women made her feel that every evening so spent was indeed one of the long evenings she had fearfully anticipated.
I little expected such a reception; I anticipated only coldness and stiffness: this is not like what I have heard of the treatment of governesses; but I must not exult too soon.
As the girl had anticipated, the child Hareton fell wholly into my hands.
It was not the effect which she, or any one, could have anticipated.
Neither anticipated that the cause of the conflict might cease with, or even before, the conflict itself should cease.
It is anticipated at the beginning by the dream of Socrates and the parody of Homer.
They anticipated with delight the confusion that would ensue.