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English verb: anticipate

1. anticipate (cognition) regard something as probable or likely


SamplesThe meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow.


ExamplesThey anticipate moving


Synonymsexpect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)assume, believe, conjecture, guess, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, imagine, opine, presume, reckon, speculate, suppose, suppose, take for granted, theorise, theorize, think, trust


Verb groupawait, expect, look, wait

2. anticipate (social) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time


Synonymscounter, foresee, forestall


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move

3. anticipate (cognition) realize beforehand


Synonymsforeknow, foresee, previse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)know

4. anticipate (communication) make a prediction about; tell in advance


SamplesCall the outcome of an election.


Synonymscall, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)guess, hazard, pretend, venture


Narrower (hyponym)augur, bet, calculate, forecast, outguess, prophesy, read, second-guess, vaticinate, wager

5. anticipate (emotion) be excited or anxious about


Synonymslook for, look to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)await, expect, look, wait


Narrower (hyponym)apprehend, quail at

6. anticipate (change) be a forerunner of or occur earlier than


SamplesThis composition anticipates Impressionism.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come about, fall out, go on, hap, happen, occur, pass, pass off, take place









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