anticipateverb [T]uk /ænˈtɪs.ɪ.peɪt/ us /ænˈtɪs.ə.peɪt/
anticipate verb [T] (EXPECT)
- We've tried to anticipate the most likely problems, but it's impossible to be prepared for every eventuality.
- We don't anticipate any snags with the negotiations.
- We thought the concert in the park would be popular but we didn't anticipate so many people turning up.
- The holiday cost a lot more than we had anticipated.
- Police are anticipating trouble at tonight's game.
anticipate verb [T] (TAKE ACTION)