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Another word for anticipate

  1. To know in advance

  2. To look forward to confidently

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Another word for anticipate

  1. To foresee

  2. To forestall

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