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to know of (something) before it manifests

Please anticipate a journey of an hour from your house to the airport.

to eagerly wait for (something)

Little Johnny started to anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus a week before Christmas.

To act before (someone), especially to prevent an action

He would probably have died by the hand of the executioner, if indeed the executioner had not been anticipated by the populace. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.

to take up or introduce (something) prematurely

The advocate plans to anticipate a part of her argument.

{f} expect, predict; precede; hurry and come before
To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action
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
To foresee a wish, command, etc
{v} to take before, foretaste, prevent
make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
be excited or anxious about
realize beforehand
regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
be a forerunner of or occur earlier than; "This composition anticipates Impressionism" realize beforehand be excited or anxious about act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
If you anticipate a question, request, or need, you do what is necessary or required before the question, request, or need occurs. What Jeff did was to anticipate my next question
and do beforehand that which will be desired
realize beforehand be excited or anxious about act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
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
be a forerunner of or occur earlier than; "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
If you anticipate an event, you realize in advance that it may happen and you are prepared for it. At the time we couldn't have anticipated the result of our campaigning It is anticipated that the equivalent of 192 full-time jobs will be lost Officials anticipate that rivalry between leaders of the various drug factions could erupt into full scale war. = expect
If you anticipate something, you do it, think it, or say it before someone else does. In the 50s, Rauschenberg anticipated the conceptual art movement of the 80s
anticipate the future
foresee the future, prepare for what is to come, look forward to the future
expected to arrive; scheduled
Simple past tense and past participle of anticipate
One who anticipates
A device in a thermostat that determines when to turn on or shut off the heating or cooling mechanism
past of anticipate
Environmental Result the intended result or outcome on the environment as a consequence of implementing policy or policies and methods
rightfully expected; "his looked-for advancement"; expected hopefully
{s} expected, foreseen, predicted, envisioned
If an event, especially a cultural event, is eagerly anticipated, people expect that it will be very good, exciting, or interesting. the most eagerly anticipated rock event of the year. one of the conference's most keenly anticipated debates = awaited
rightfully expected; "his looked-for advancement"
expected hopefully
third person singular of anticipate
{i} act or instance of waiting in expectation
present participle of anticipate
{s} expecting; looking forward to; preceding, coming before
{i} one who expects, one who hopes; one who foresees