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English definition of “anticipate”

anticipate

verb [T]
 
 
/ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt/
to imagine or expect that something will happen: anticipate problems/difficulties It's always best to anticipate problems before they arise. The anticipated inflation figure is lower than last month's.anticipate that They anticipate that their lawyers will appeal the decision, though that process could take at least nine months.
(Definition of anticipate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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