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English definition of “anticipate”

anticipate

verb [T]     /ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt/
to expect something, or to prepare for something before it happens : to anticipate a problem [+ that] We anticipate that prices will fall next year .Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of anticipate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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