Synonyms for (verb) anticipate


be a forerunner of or occur earlier than

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anticipate, expect

regard something as probable or likely

The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

LESS SPECIFIC: evaluate, judge, pass judgment

previse, foreknow, foresee, anticipate

realize beforehand


predict, prognosticate, promise, call, forebode, foretell, anticipate

make a prediction about; tell in advance

Call the outcome of an election

LESS SPECIFIC: pretend, guess, hazard, venture

anticipate, look for, look to

be excited or anxious about

LESS SPECIFIC: expect, wait, look, await

anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter

act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

LESS SPECIFIC: move, act