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anticipate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anticipate  \An*tic"i*pate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Anticipated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Anticipating}.]  [L.  anticipatus  p.  p.  of 
  anticipare  to  anticipate;  ante  +  capere  to  make  See 
  {Capable}.] 
  1.  To  be  before  in  doing  to  do  or  take  before  another;  to 
  preclude  or  prevent  by  prior  action 
 
  To  anticipate  and  prevent  the  duke's  purpose.  --R. 
  Hall. 
 
  He  would  probably  have  died  by  the  hand  of  the 
  executioner,  if  indeed  the  executioner  had  not  been 
  anticipated  by  the  populace.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  take  up  or  introduce  beforehand,  or  before  the  proper 
  or  normal  time;  to  cause  to  occur  earlier  or  prematurely; 
  as  the  advocate  has  anticipated  a  part  of  his  argument. 
 
  3.  To  foresee  (a  wish,  command,  etc.)  and  do  beforehand  that 
  which  will  be  desired. 
 
  4.  To  foretaste  or  foresee;  to  have  a  previous  view  or 
  impression  of  as  to  anticipate  the  pleasures  of  a  visit; 
  to  anticipate  the  evils  of  life. 
 
  Syn:  To  prevent;  obviate;  preclude;  forestall;  expect. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Anticipate},  {Expect}.  These  words  as  here 
  compared,  agree  in  regarding  some  future  event  as 
  about  to  take  place  Expect  is  the  stringer.  It 
  supposes  some  ground  or  reason  in  the  mind  for 
  considering  the  event  as  likely  to  happen.  Anticipate 
  is  literally,  to  take  beforehand,  and  here  denotes 
  simply  to  take  into  the  mind  as  conception  of  the 
  future.  Hence  to  say  ``I  did  not  anticipate  a 
  refusal,''  expresses  something  less  definite  and 
  strong  than  to  say  ``  did  not  expect  it.''  Still 
  anticipate  is  a  convenient  word  to  be  interchanged 
  with  expect  in  cases  where  the  thought  will  allow 
 
  Good  with  bad  Expect  to  hear;  supernal  grace 
  contending  With  sinfulness  of  men.  --Milton. 
 
  I  would  not  anticipate  the  relish  of  any 
  happiness,  nor  feel  the  weight  of  any  misery, 
  before  it  actually  arrives.  --Spectator. 
 
  Timid  men  were  anticipating  another  civil  war. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anticipate 
  v  1:  regard  something  as  probable  or  likely;  "The  meteorologists 
  are  expecting  rain  for  tomorrow"  [syn:  {expect}] 
  2:  act  in  advance  of  deal  with  ahead  of  time  [syn:  {foresee}, 
  {forestall},  {counter}] 
  3:  realize  beforehand  [syn:  {foreknow},  {foresee}] 
  4:  make  a  prediction  about  tell  in  advance;  "Call  the  outcome 
  of  an  election"  [syn:  {predict},  {foretell},  {prognosticate}, 
  {call},  {forebode},  {promise}] 
  5:  be  excited  or  anxious  about  [syn:  {look  for},  {look  to}] 
  6:  be  a  forerunner  of  or  occur  earlier  than  as  in:  "This 
  composition  anticipates  Impressionism"  [syn:  {occur}] 




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