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Definition of 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.
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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