Definitions For Anticipate


  • Be a forerunner of or occur earlier than
  • Regard something as probable or likely
  • Realize beforehand
  • Make a prediction about; tell in advance
  • Be excited or anxious about
  • Act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  • To think of (something that will or might happen in the future)
  • To expect or look ahead to (something) with pleasure : to look forward to (something)
  • To do something before someone else

Is Anticipate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Anticipate is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Anticipate in a Sentence

  • The cost turned out to be higher than anticipated.
  • The author anticipated objections to his theory.
  • The organizers of the fair anticipate a large crowd.

Synonyms for Anticipate

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