1. regard something as probable or likely

Similar word(s): expect

Definition categories: cognition, evaluate, judge

2. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

Similar word(s): counter, foresee, forestall

Definition categories: social, act, move

3. realize beforehand

Similar word(s): foreknow, foresee, previse

Definition categories: cognition, know

4. make a prediction about; tell in advance

Similar word(s): call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise

Definition categories: communication, guess, hazard, pretend, venture

5. be excited or anxious about

Definition categories: emotion, await, expect, look, wait

6. be a forerunner of or occur earlier than

- This composition anticipates Impressionism

Definition categories: change, hap, happen, occur, pass

Sentences with anticipate as a verb:

- To anticipate and prevent the duke's purpose. --R. Hall.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.

- The advocate plans to anticipate a part of her argument.

- to anticipate the pleasures of a visit

- to anticipate the evils of life

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

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