- to have issue; result.
- to be the issue or outcome; come about.
Origin of eventuate
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Examples from the Web for eventuated
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
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
- (often foll by in) to result ultimately (in)
- to come about as a resultfamine eventuated from the crop failure
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Word Origin and History for eventuated
1789, from Latin eventus, past participle of eventire (see event).
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