anticipate

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Anticipate is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
anticipate

Third-person singular
anticipates

Past tense
anticipated

Past participle
anticipated

Present participle
anticipating

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you anticipate something, you think or do something about it before it happens.
    The seasonal changes in temperature are anticipated by birds through the changes of day length.
    The airport will be expanded to meet anticipated growth in air traffic.
    We do not anticipate any major problems with the new system.

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