anticipate

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. await, expect; precede; forestall; foresee. See preparation, priority, futurity, earliness. Ant., dread.
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To foresee]
Syn. expect, foresee, look foward to, predict, forecast, prophesy, prognosticate, hope for, look for, look ahead, wait for, count on, plan on, contemplate, have a hunch, bargain for, hold in view, have in prospect, assume, suppose, divine, conjecture, promise oneself, lean upon, entertain the hope, await, surmise, have a presentiment of, reckon on, envision, look into the future, intuit, feel in one's bones*, have a funny feeling*, champ at the bit*, hold one's breath*.
Ant. fear*, be surprised, be caught unawares.
2. [To forestall]
Syn. prepare for, provide against, forestall, delay, hold back, preclude, hinder, intercept, apprehend, block, be early, precede, be one step ahead*.
Ant. neglect*, be caught, ignore.
3. [To foretaste]
Syn. experience beforehand, have a taste of, look forward to, have an introduction to, have foreknowledge of, take a vicarious pleasure in, thrill to*, know what's coming*.
Syn.- anticipate implies a looking forward to something with a foretaste of the pleasure or distress it promises, or a realizing of something in advance, and a taking of steps to meet it [anticipating her visit, to anticipate trouble ] ; expect implies a considerable degree of confidence that a particular event will happen [ to expect guests for dinner ] ; hope implies a deSire for something, accompanied by some confidence in the belief that it can be realized [ to hope for a raise ] ; await implies a waiting for, or a being ready for, a person or thing [ a hearty welcome awaits you ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
expect, look forward to, foresee, predict, forecast, envision, apprehend.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To know in advance: divine, envision, foreknow, foresee, see. See FORESIGHT, SEE. 2. To look forward to confidently: await, bargain for (or on), count on, depend on (or upon), expect, look for, wait (for). Informal: figure on. See SURPRISE.

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