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[ih-ven-choo-eyt] /ɪˈvɛn tʃuˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), eventuated, eventuating.
to have issue; result.
to be the issue or outcome; come about.
Origin of eventuate
1780-90; Americanism; < Latin ēventu(s) event + -ate1
Related forms
eventuation, noun Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • The study of history, even in the elementary school, should eventuate in loyal, efficient citizenship.

    New Ideals in Rural Schools George Herbert Betts
  • We do not say in English that things seem, or appear, or eventuate, or even that they are; but that they do.

    Instigations Ezra Pound
  • How frantic, as if all things were about to eventuate, remembering not that nothing ends.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Obviously the repetition of the past can only eventuate in the repetition of the present.

  • There are only a certain number of situations that can eventuate and they are quite capable of tabulation.

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • It may eventuate in a Quimby as naturally as the poetic faculty eventuates in a Kipling.

  • The little unforeseen something that was always popping into the plans of crooks might eventuate.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • A mistake at this time may eventuate in permanent results which will render the mother an invalid for all the rest of her life.

  • You will also probably remember that I said, if the scheme should eventuate I should want you to take a hand in it.

    In Search of El Dorado Harry Collingwood
  • They look upon it as a fatality which is certain to eventuate, no matter what steps may be taken.

    The Pig Sanders Spencer
British Dictionary definitions for eventuate


verb (intransitive)
(often foll by in) to result ultimately (in)
to come about as a result: famine eventuated from the crop failure
Derived Forms
eventuation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for eventuate

1789, from Latin eventus, past participle of eventire (see event).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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