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an·tic·i·pate

anticipate

 
 
pronunciation:
aen tI s peIt
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: anticipates, anticipating, anticipated
definition 1: to look forward to; expect.
We always anticipate a great meal at our grandmother's house.
synonyms:
count on, expect
similar words:
await, forecast, foresee, hope, predict, trust
definition 2: to expect and prepare for something in advance.
We anticipated their attack.
similar words:
expect, foresee
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