anticipate · verb T /ænˈtɪs.ə.peɪt/Full view
C1 to expect something, or to prepare for something before it happens
Dictionary examples:

to anticipate a problem

We anticipate that prices will fall next year.

Learner example:

Moreover, it is anticipated that the percentage of the group will rise further in 2010. (International English Language Testing System; C1; Japanese)

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