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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
  • After that, I don't remember what eventuated—not quite so clear.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • Had it eventuated in failure, its leader would have been pronounced a pirate and filibuster.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • All that he dreamt while sleeping in the cold room over the Store had eventuated for fair.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • Then, late in the afternoon, there eventuated that which he had anticipated.

    The Crevice William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  • 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
  • In the sequel Mrs. Brownrigg eventuated, in the place of Miss Caldecott.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • The tribes in this secluded region were then meditating the outbreak which eventuated the next year in the Black Hawk War.

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

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • In the not unjealous spirit of rivalry that eventuated, each clung stubbornly to his own theory.

  • His mission in France, which opened so splendidly, eventuated in little.

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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