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Verb
/anˈtisəˌpāt/,
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anticipates, 3rd person singular present; anticipated, past tense; anticipating, present participle; anticipated, past participle;
  1. Regard as probable; expect or predict
    • - she anticipated scorn on her return to the theater
    • - it was anticipated that the rains would slow the military campaign
  2. Guess or be aware of (what will happen) and take action in order to be prepared
    • - they failed to anticipate a full scale invasion
  3. Look forward to
    • - Stephen was eagerly anticipating the break from the routine of business
  4. Use or spend in advance

  5. Act as a forerunner or precursor of
    • - he anticipated Bates's theories on mimicry and protective coloration
  6. Come or take place before (an event or process expected or scheduled for a later time)

  7. React or respond to (someone) too quickly, without giving them a chance to do or say something

  8. Pay (a debt) before it is due


  1. expect: regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
  2. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  3. realize beforehand
  4. predict: make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
  5. be excited or anxious about
  6. be a forerunner of or occur earlier than; "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
  7. "Anticipating" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears. It was released in France as a promotional single from her third studio album Britney. It was written by Spears while produced by Brian Kierulf and Josh Schwartz as a throwback to the disco era. ...
  8. Anticipation is the sixth album by comedian Lewis Black. It was released on August 5, 2008 on Comedy Central Records. The album consists of stand-up material he has used on his tours over a three-year period, and was recorded on September 21, 2007 in Wausau, Wisconsin.
  9. (Anticipation (advertisement)) Anticipation is an award-winning Irish advertisement launched by Diageo in 1994 to promote Guinness-brand draught stout. ...
  10. (Anticipation (artificial intelligence)) In artificial intelligence (AI), anticipation is the concept of an agent making decisions based on predictions, expectations, or beliefs about the future. It is widely considered that anticipation is a vital component of complex natural cognitive systems. ...
  11. (Anticipation (convention)) The 67th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Anticipation, was hosted in Montréal, Québec, Canada, on 6–10 August 2009, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The organising committee was co-chaired by René Walling and Robbie Bourget.
  12. (Anticipation (medicine)) In genetics, anticipation is a phenomenon whereby the symptoms of a genetic disorder become apparent at an earlier age as it is passed on to the next generation. In most cases, an increase of severity of symptoms is also noted. ...
  13. To act before (someone), especially to prevent an action; to take up or introduce (something) prematurely; to know of (something) before it manifests; to eagerly wait for (something)
  14. (anticipation) The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order; The eagerness associated with waiting for something to occur; Prepayment of a debt, generally in order to pay less interest; Prolepsis
  15. (Anticipates) Occurs just before. Heralds.
  16. (Anticipation) The appraisal principle that holds that value can increase or decrease based on the expectation of some future benefit or detriment produced by the property.
  17. (Anticipation) the phenomenon where dominantly inherited diseases have an earlier age of onset and increasing severity in successive generations.
  18. (Anticipation) Paying what is owed before it is due (usually to save interest charges).
  19. (Anticipation) in skiing is the act of preparing for the next turn. Typically the upper body will be an anchor for the lower body to turn against, which allows you to create muscular tension in the mid-section of the body. ...
  20. (ANTICIPATION) In medicine, a phenomenon in which certain diseases manifest at earlier ages or in more severe phenotypes in each successive generation of an affected family.
  21. (Anticipation) (Force; 1 Force point) After initiative is determined, a character using this Force power allows you to reroll your initiative roll. You must take the second result, even if it is worse. ...
  22. (Anticipation) A reference that contains all of the elements of a claim is considered to anticipate the claim.
  23. (Anticipation) An ability to quickly reason ahead what or when the next shot, move, or action of an opponent player will be.
  24. (Anticipation) An additional discount allowed by some vendors if the bill is paid before the expiration of the cash discount period. Traditionally, anticipation has been at the rate of 6% per year, but it varies according to prevailing interest rates. ...
  25. (Anticipation) Arrangement whereby customers who pay before the final date may be entitled to deduct a normal rate of interest.