Synonyms of anticipate in English:

anticipate


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verb

1‘the police did not anticipate any trouble’

SYNONYMS

expect, foresee, predict, think likely, forecast, prophesy, foretell, contemplate the possibility of, allow for, be prepared for

count on, bank on, look for, bargain on

informal reckon on

North American informal figure on

archaic apprehend

2‘Elaine tingled with excitement as she anticipated her meeting with Will’

SYNONYMS

look forward to, await, count the days until

informal lick one's lips over

ANTONYMS

dread

3‘warders can't always anticipate the actions of prisoners’

SYNONYMS

pre-empt, forestall, intercept

second-guess

informal beat someone to it, beat someone to the draw, beat someone to the punch

4‘she wrote plays for all-women casts, which anticipated her film work’

SYNONYMS

foreshadow, precede, antedate, come before, go before, be earlier than