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verb (anticipat, ing)
  1. (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.
  1. to take up or introduce (something) prematurely
The advocate plans to a part of her argument.
  1. 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
Translations: 
  • Italian: prevedere
  • German: voraussehen, vorausahnen
Etymology: Latin anticipatus, perfect passive participle of anticipare, ; from ante, before, + capere, take. See Capable.


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