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Definition of Anticipate

Anticipate

  1. To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action.
  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.

Anticipate Quotations

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. - Lao Tzu
Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.
Lao Tzu

I started running around my 30th birthday. I wanted to lose weight; I didn't anticipate the serenity. Being in motion, suddenly my body was busy and so my head could work out some issues I had swept under a carpet of wine and cheese. Good therapy, that's a good run.
Michael Weatherly

I feel more comfortable with gorillas than people. I can anticipate what a gorilla's going to do, and they're purely motivated.
Dian Fossey

Humans are distinguished from other species by a massive brain that enables us to imagine a future and influence it by what we do in the present. By using experience, knowledge and insight, our ancestors recognized they could anticipate dangers and opportunities and take steps to exploit advantages and avoid hazards.
David Suzuki

Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don't have emotions. They think, anticipate. They know that fear and other concerns cloud your mind from what's going on and what you should be involved in.
Buzz Aldrin
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Anticipate Translations

anticipate in French is anticiper, anticipez, anticipons, anticipent
anticipate in German is erwarten, vorwegnehmen
anticipate in Italian is anticipare
anticipate in Latin is praecipio, praefero, praevenio; prevenio
anticipate in Norwegian is foregripe, forutse
anticipate in Portuguese is antecipe
anticipate in Spanish is anticipe
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