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