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Synonyms for anticipate

Synonyms for (verb) anticipate

Synonyms: anticipate Definition: be a forerunner of or occur earlier than Usage: This composition anticipates Impressionism

Similar words: come about, take place, go on, hap, happen, fall out, pass, pass off, occur Definition: come to pass Usage: What is happening?; The meeting took place off without an incidence; Nothing occurred that seemed important

Synonyms: anticipate, expect Definition: regard something as probable or likely Usage: The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

Similar words: evaluate, judge, pass judgment Definition: form a critical opinion of Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

Synonyms: previse, foreknow, foresee, anticipate Definition: realize beforehand

Similar words: know Definition: be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt Usage: I know that I left the key on the table; Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun

Synonyms: predict, prognosticate, promise, call, forebode, foretell, anticipate Definition: make a prediction about; tell in advance Usage: Call the outcome of an election

Similar words: pretend, guess, hazard, venture Definition: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation Usage: I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again; I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong

Synonyms: anticipate, look for, look to Definition: be excited or anxious about

Similar words: expect, wait, look, await Definition: look forward to the probable occurrence of Usage: We were expecting a visit from our relatives; She is looking to a promotion; he is waiting to be drafted

Synonyms: anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter Definition: act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

Similar words: move, act Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel