verb (anticipat, ing)
- (transitive) To act before (someone), especially to prevent an action
- To and prevent the duke's purpose. --R. Hall.
- He would probably have died by the hand of the executioner, if indeed the executioner had not been anticipated by the populace. --Macaulay.
- to take up or introduce (something) prematurely
- The advocate plans to a part of her argument.
- to know of (something) before it manifests
- to the pleasures of a visit
- to the evils of life
- Please a journey of an hour from your house to the airport
Etymology: Latin anticipatus, perfect passive participle of anticipare, ; from ante, before, + capere, take. See Capable.
- Italian: prevedere
- German: voraussehen, vorausahnen
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