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anticipate meaning

EN[ænˈtɪs.ɪ.peɪt]
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  • VerbSGanticipatesPRanticipatingPT, PPanticipatedPREanti-SUF-ate
    1. VT To act before (someone), especially to prevent an action.
      1. To anticipate and prevent the duke's purpose. --R. Hall.
      2. He would probably have died by the hand of the executioner, if indeed the executioner had not been anticipated by the populace. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.
    2. to take up or introduce (something) prematurely.
      1. The advocate plans to anticipate a part of her argument.
    3. to know of (something) before it happens; to expect.
      1. to anticipate the pleasures of a visit
      2. to anticipate the evils of life
      3. Please anticipate a journey of an hour from your house to the airport
    4. to eagerly wait for (something).
      1. Little Johnny started to anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus a week before Christmas.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • He would probably have died by the hand of the executioner, if indeed the executioner had not been anticipated by the populace. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.
      • To anticipate and prevent the duke's purpose. --R. Hall.
      • The poem uses the metaphor of putting his “heart on a fork,” and anticipates that the process necessarily leads to broken-heartedness and tears.

Meaning of anticipate for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "anticipate" is a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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    1. Verbs
      • Transitive verbs
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