Anticipate Synonyms and Antonyms

ăn-tĭs'ə-pāt'

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Synonyms for Anticipate

To foresee
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To imagine or know as a probable occurrence; anticipate or predict:
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To foresee
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To make a supposition; suppose or believe:
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To foresee
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Conjecture means to make a guess at something.
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To make a judgment about (something) without sufficient evidence; guess:
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To picture in the mind; imagine.
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To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
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To guess (something)
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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The definition of await is you are expecting or ready for something.
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(Idiomatic) To sense a fact or to have a strong conviction as a result of one's own practical experience, instinct, or gut feeling.
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To foresee
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To forestall
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(Archaic) To prevent.
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To forestall
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(Idiomatic) To anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure. Be excited or eager to.
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To foretaste
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(Idiomatic) To seek inspiration or advice from someone.
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To suppose is to assume something without conviction or to assume something without full understanding or knowledge.
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To foresee
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To foresee
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(Idiomatic) to rely upon, trust, or expect
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To consider likely or certain:
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To remain or stay in expectation of; await:
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To look forward to confidently
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To foresee
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(Archaic) To foresee
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To reveal the will or message of God; speak or write as a prophet.
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To indicate beforehand
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To foresee
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To look in front of you literally
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To foresee
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To foresee
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To foresee
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To foresee
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To foresee
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To know or understand by intuition:
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) (of a person) to show impatience or frustration when delayed
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Used other than as an idiom: to hold one's breath.; to pause noticeably before exhaling after previously inhaling.
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To forestall
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To delay, hinder, or prevent (an event, for example) by taking action beforehand:
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To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
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To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
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(Intransitive) To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.
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(Sports) To impede an opponent.
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To forestall
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To foretaste
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To foretaste
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To foretaste
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To foretaste
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To foretaste
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To be dependent on something or someone for support or help.
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To foretell or prophesy from omens
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To appear, often prominently
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Hope is defined as the action of wishing or desiring that something will occur.
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The definition of foretell is to foreshadow, or to predict the future.
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To indicate or characterize accurately in advance; predict:
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To await the arrival of.
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To ponder; meditate.
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(Intransitive) To foretell, foresee or prophesy.
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To expect; to prepare future actions based on.
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To come, exist, or occur before in time:
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To foretaste
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In the wrong way; contrary to the right course.
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(Rare) To taste beforehand; have a foretaste of
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To make unnecessary
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To beat through accurate anticipation of someone's plans and actions.
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Precipitate is defined as to throw something downward or cause something to happen before expected.
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(Intransitive) To make oneself ready; to get ready, make preparation.
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To know in advance; foresee.
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To indicate the likelihood of; portend:
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A glimpse or revelation of the future.
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To promise is to give your word about something or guarantee that you will do whatever you are saying you will do.
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Antonyms for Anticipate

Neglect is defined as to ignore or fail to care for someone or something or fail to do something.
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To consider probable; expect:
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To foresee
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To foresee
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To forestall
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To disregard deliberately; pay no attention to; refuse to consider
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act in advance of
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The definition of doubt is to be unsure or to disbelieve.
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expect; predict
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Words Related to Anticipate

To go and look:
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To know in advance
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Surprise is defined as to cause someone to feel amazed at something unexpected, do or say something unintentional.
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Synonym Study

  • Await implies a waiting for, or a being ready for, a person or thing a hearty welcome awaits you
  • Hope implies a desire for something, accompanied by some confidence in the belief that it can be realized to hope for a raise
  • Expect implies a considerable degree of confidence that a particular event will happen to expect guests for dinner
  • Anticipate implies a looking forward to something with a foretaste of the pleasure or distress it promises, or a realizing of something in advance, and a taking of steps to meet it anticipating her visit, to anticipate trouble
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