• Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army
    Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v anticipate be a forerunner of or occur earlier than "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
    • v anticipate regard something as probable or likely "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
    • v anticipate realize beforehand
    • v anticipate make a prediction about; tell in advance "Call the outcome of an election"
    • v anticipate be excited or anxious about
    • v anticipate act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Fifth of November anticipated in Quite Mad-eira The Fifth of November anticipated in Quite Mad-eira

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Anticipate To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action. "To anticipate and prevent the duke's purpose.""He would probably have died by the hand of the executioner, if indeed the executioner had not been anticipated by the populace."
    • Anticipate To foresee (a wish, command, etc.) and do beforehand that which will be desired.
    • Anticipate 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. "Good with bad Expect to hear; supernal grace contending
      With sinfulness of men."
      "I would not anticipate the relish of any happiness, nor feel the weight of any misery, before it actually arrives.""Timid men were anticipating another civil war."
    • Anticipate 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anticipate To seize or take beforehand.
    • anticipate To be before in doing something; take action in advance of; precede, prevent, or preclude by prior action.
    • anticipate To take, do, use, etc., before the proper time; precipitate, as an action or event: as, the advocate has anticipated that part of his argument.
    • anticipate To realize beforehand; foretaste or foresee; have a view or impression of beforehand; look forward to; expect: as, I never anticipated such a disaster; to anticipate the pleasures of an entertainment.
    • anticipate To occupy the attention of before the proper time.
    • anticipate Synonyms To get the start of, forestall.
    • anticipate To forecast, count upon, prepare one's self for, calculate upon.
    • anticipate To treat of something, as in a narrative, before the proper time.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Anticipate an-tis′ip-āt to be beforehand with (another person or thing), to forestall or preoccupy: to take in hand, or consider, before the due time: to foresee: realise beforehand, or count upon as certain: to expect
    • v.t., v.i Anticipate to accelerate: to occur earlier than
    • v.t Anticipate and v.i. to accelerate: to occur earlier than
    • adj Anticipate and n. Antic′ipant, anticipating, anticipative
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  • Harold Wallace Ross
    Harold Wallace Ross
    “Think as you work, for in the final analysis, your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems, but also in anticipating them.”
  • Claude M. Bristol
    “We usually get what we anticipate.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.”
  • Seneca
    “Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. anticipatus, p. p. of anticipare, to anticipate; ante, + capere, to make. See Capable


In literature:

But we must not anticipate, the great day of the festival having hardly yet commenced.
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
We are always anticipating the next adventure and clothe the coming heroine with a rosy tint.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Antisepsis, like anaesthesia, was marvellously anticipated by the surgical forefathers of the medieval period.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
And so it was, but not in the way Mrs. Darcy anticipated.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
He has a great staff of servants, his every whim and wish is anticipated and satisfied, his comfort watched over.
"Ranching, Sport and Travel" by Thomas Carson
I believe I will describe my own first impressions, instead of anticipating yours.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
His eyes beamed with pleasurable anticipation.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
In anticipation therefore of what he will have to relate in ver.
"The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels" by John Burgon
With the same decision, the same suggestion of anticipation, he stepped rapidly forward and once more began the sharp ascent.
"The Mystics" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
In this they succeeded, as they anticipated.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young

In poetry:

The more unjust seems present fate
The more my Spirit springs elate
Strong in thy strength, to anticipate
Rewarding Destiny!
"How beautiful the Earth is still" by Emily Jane Bronte
Why should blessings yet in store,
Hold us still in expectation?
Leading thro' succeeding sorrows,
By some fond anticipation:
"An Effusion" by Elizabeth Bath
With me, your chief, ye then shall know,
Shall feel your sins forgiven;
Anticipate your heaven below,
And own that love is heaven.
"O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" by Charles Wesley
Late the days were mark'd with sorrow,
Late the nights were mark'd with care;
Now the near anticipation,
Rises brighter from despair.
"Expectation" by Elizabeth Bath
Shall we sit still in low-voiced talk
Anticipating lamp and book,
Or once more take a sauntering walk
Hill-ward to catch the sun's last look?
"An Autumn Evening" by William Bell Scott
Mighty things were done at Casey's; mighty bouts anticipated
Made the Sunday church-door topic for a month ahead at least;
On the cheerless Sundays after, with misguided hope deflated,
We explained away our failures as we waited for the priest.
"St Patricks Day" by John O Brien

In news:

Freeport council debates 'quiet zones' in anticipation of Downeaster .
It's in anticipation of getting back the water in their dried out ponds.
Because the company needed to drill deeper than originally anticipated, it needed to secure additional leases for mineral rights from surrounding property owners.
One of Shell Oil Co.'s drilling rig s left Dutch Harbor on Monday morning, headed to the Beaufort Sea in anticipation of being able to drill an exploration well this year.
AUBURN HILLS, MI- Chrysler Group LLC's highly anticipated 2013 Dodge Dart is here.
The anticipation is finally over.
A bill that raises maximum fines for alcohol offenses and awaits the governor's anticipated signature could generate an estimated $6 million in new annual revenue spread across Pennsylvania municipalities.
Jessica Alba is officially returning as exotic dancer and law student, Nancy Callahan, in Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's highly anticipated sequel, Sin City 2.
After letting the anticipation build for nearly an hour, Dum Dum Girls hit the stage at Off Broadway on Monday night to an anxious crowd.
Eagerly anticipating Jackson's return, Lakers win second in a row.
Porsche, Chevrolet prepare 2 eagerly anticipated high-performance models.
Booksellers recommend their most eagerly anticipated titles.
Forgive us if we cringe in anticipation.
Jennifer Lawrence may be headlining the most highly-anticipated movie of 2012, but The Hunger Games star doesn't want to become a household name.
When we were younger, we anticipated for the day we could retire.

In science:

The traversal combinators model different forms of one-step traversal, that is, they process the immediate subterms of a given term without anticipating any scheme of recursion into terms.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Note however that the order becomes an issue if we anticipate the possibility that processing fails for one child or several children.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
In anticipation of describing the irrotational fluid in the Hamiltonian formalism of General Relativity, we now decompose the fluid equations in the 3+1 formalism under the assumption that the stars are in quasi-equilibrium.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
The cause is of this discrepancy between various measurements has not been identified yet; one candidate is larger than anticipated systematic errors in one or both methods.
Weak Lensing as a Calibrator of the Cluster Mass-Temperature Relation
While it is natural to anticipate that the native-like configurations will be thermally disrupted above a temperature of order ˜B 2/T0 , it is not so obvious that at low temperatures there will be other impediments to efficient folding.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach