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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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Examples from the Web for eventuated
Historical Examples
  • Had it eventuated in failure, its leader would have been pronounced a pirate and filibuster.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • Then, late in the afternoon, there eventuated that which he had anticipated.

    The Crevice

    William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  • After that, I don't remember what eventuated—not quite so clear.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • In the sequel Mrs. Brownrigg eventuated, in the place of Miss Caldecott.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • Well, to make a long story short; how do you think it eventuated, Squire?

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • His mission in France, which opened so splendidly, eventuated in little.

  • Something in the universe has eventuated in man, and something has profited by his ameliorations.

    The Last Harvest John Burroughs
  • Ye editor has for several weeks been the victim of the La Grip which eventuated into a rising in our left ear.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • The tribes in this secluded region were then meditating the outbreak which eventuated the next year in the Black Hawk War.

  • Amerigo was not given a college education, but something—as it eventuated—vastly better.

    Amerigo Vespucci Frederick A. Ober
British Dictionary definitions for eventuated


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
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Word Origin and History for eventuated



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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