anticipate

01. Police are [anticipating] a rise in crime this summer when many tourists are in town, and criminals are out trying to steal cameras and purses.
02. I had [anticipated] that the Liberal Party would win the election.
03. I sometimes [anticipate] events in the future in my dreams.
04. No one had [anticipated] the earthquake.
05. I [anticipate] a good mark on my test because I have been studying really hard this session.
06. The children had trouble falling asleep on Christmas Eve in [anticipation] of the visit from Santa Claus.
07. The newest album by the Rolling Stones is the most widely [anticipated] record of the year.
08. Benjamin Disraeli once remarked that what we [anticipate] seldom occurs, but what we least expect generally happens.
09. The crowd was growing restless in [anticipation] of the band coming on stage.
10. Police hadn't [anticipated] the number of people that would be at the demonstration, so things got a little out of control.
11. Language learning takes a long time, much longer than you may have ever [anticipated].
12. Canadians hoped that one of their hockey teams would win a medal at the 2002 Olympics, but few people [anticipated] that the women's and men's teams would both win the gold medals.
13. An Ethiopian proverb states, "[Anticipate] the good so that you may enjoy it."
14. [Anticipated] higher oil prices are expected to help boost the economy of Trinidad and Tobago in coming years.
15. When giving a presentation, try to [anticipate] the questions you may be asked so that you can have the answers ready.
16. Your budget should include a certain percentage for [unanticipated] costs.
17. We cannot always [anticipate] the ways in which natural systems will adjust to changes induced by the activities of modern society.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Anticipate — An*tic i*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anticipated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anticipating}.] [L. anticipatus, p. p. of anticipare to anticipate; ante + capere to make. See {Capable}.] 1. To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anticipate — [an tis′ə pāt΄] vt. anticipated, anticipating [< L anticipatus, pp. of anticipare < ante , before + * capare < capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. to look forward to; expect [to anticipate a pleasant vacation] 2. to make happen earlier;… …   English World dictionary

  • anticipate — UK US /ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt/ verb [T] ► to imagine or expect that something will happen: anticipate problems/difficulties »It s always best to anticipate problems before they arise. »The anticipated inflation figure is lower than last month s. anticipate… …   Financial and business terms

  • anticipate — an·tic·i·pate /an ti sə ˌpāt/ vt pat·ed, pat·ing 1: to bar or invalidate (a patent) by anticipation the patent on the compound had been anticipated by the Beilstein reference Misani v. Ortho Pharm. Corp., 210 A.2d 609 (1965) 2: to negate the… …   Law dictionary

  • anticipate — 1. Here lies another of the great usage battlegrounds, where the conflict is all the more fraught for overlapping meanings that confuse the issue. The two primary and undisputed meanings are (1) to be aware of (a thing) in advance and act… …   Modern English usage

  • anticipate — (v.) 1530s, to cause to happen sooner, a back formation from ANTICIPATION (Cf. anticipation), or else from L. anticipatus, pp. of anticipare take (care of) ahead of time, lit. taking into possession beforehand, from ante before (see ANTE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • anticipate — [v1] expect; predict assume, await, bargain for*, be afraid*, conjecture, count chickens*, count on, cross the bridge*, divine, entertain*, figure, forecast, foresee, foretaste, foretell, have a hunch*, hope for, jump the gun*, look for, look… …   New thesaurus

  • anticipate — 1 forestall, *prevent Analogous words: introduce, *enter: *foretell, forecast, presage: *frustrate, thwart, balk Antonyms: consummate Contrasted words: finish, complete, terminate, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • anticipate — ► VERB 1) be aware of (a future event) and prepare for it. 2) regard as probable. 3) look forward to. 4) act or happen before. DERIVATIVES anticipator noun anticipatory adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • anticipate — an|tic|i|pate S3 [ænˈtısıpeıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of anticipare, from ante ( ANTE ) + capere to take ] 1.) to expect that something will happen and be ready for it ▪ Sales are better than anticipated.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anticipate */*/ — UK [ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt] / US [ænˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms anticipate : present tense I/you/we/they anticipate he/she/it anticipates present participle anticipating past tense anticipated past participle anticipated 1) to think that… …   English dictionary

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