Anticipate

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Definition

to anticipate: to envisage, to forecast, to expect, to wait for
verb
We try to anticipate your every need. We try to envisage the things you will need when you arrive.
We're anticipating a large turnout. We are expecting many people to come.
I didn't anticipate any problems. I really didn't think we would have any difficulties.

unanticipated: unexpected, unforeseen
adjective

Examples

  • "Miss Bümbüm will receive a percentage of the sales of the products she endorses, which we anticipate will be quite significant."
  • "Fans of the punk group 'Down with the Duke' will finally get their wish when the band makes its highly anticipated comeback tomorrow night at the Free Trade Room in New York City."
  • "UNANTICIPATED INPUT."
  • "We'll have to strike earlier than anticipated."
  • "Anticipate and accommodate our customers' needs."
  • "Bob also said that even though we have some printing problems, which he anticipates will last for a while, he will be here to wish Horatio a 'happy birthday', in person."

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