anticipate anticipate  /æn ˈtɪ sə ˌpeɪt/


  1. (v) regard something as probable or likely
  2. (v) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  3. (v) realize beforehand
  4. (v) make a prediction about; tell in advance
  5. (v) be excited or anxious about
  6. (v) be a forerunner of or occur earlier than


  1. That creates opportunities if you can anticipate political trends.
  2. It's almost as if people anticipate their holiday depression and start shopping early for their drug of choice.
  3. Her 2005 analysis of 55 businesses with baby-friendly policies found that people often anticipate disaster but there is rarely a negative effect on co-workers or productivity.


  1. Overdraft Protection Costs Vary, Agency Says

    Customers use ATMs at a Bank of America branch office in Boston. A report says it's hard for consumers to anticipate and avoid overdraft charges. (LISA POOLE | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Lakeland Ledger

  2. Jackson College trustees anticipate nearly flat enrollment in adopting $45 million budget

    The budget, which goes into effect July 1, anticipates total billing contact hours at 141,000, up just slightly from this year's 139,000 hours.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Jackson Citizen Patriot

  3. Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Canadian Employers Anticipate a Moderate Hiring Climate for the Third ...

    Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals Canadian Employers Anticipate a Moderate Hiring Climate for the Third Quarter of 2013; Job Prospects Strongest in Transportation & Public Utilities sector
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Perez Hilton reports that when asked about all the attention he's received over leaving, he replied, "I didn't see it as a huge thing and I certainly didn't anticipate any sort of hubbub over it: They've incorporated so many new characters and so...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Steve Carell Source: Manolith

  2. "I'm not going to anticipate problems," Obama said Friday, at his first news conference as president-elect. "I'm going to go in there with a spirit of bipartisanship."
    on Nov 9, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. The committee "continues to anticipate that economic conditions, including low rates of resource utilization, subdued inflation trends, and stable inflation expectations, are likely to warrant exceptionally low levels of the federal funds rate for...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Ben Bernanke Source:

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