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One entry found for anticipate.
Main Entry: an·tic·i·pate
Pronunciation: an-primarystresstis-schwa-secondarystresspamacrt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -pat·ed; -pat·ing
Etymology: from Latin anticipatus "having dealt with ahead of time," from anticipare "anticipate," literally "to occupy beforehand," from anti-, altered form of ante- "before" and -cipare, derived from capere "to take" --related to ACCEPT, CAPTURE
1 : to foresee and deal with or provide for beforehand <anticipated their objections> <anticipated my every need>
2 : to expect especially with pleasure <anticipate your visit next week>
- an·tic·i·pa·tor /-secondarystresspamacrt-schwar/ noun

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