View synonyms for anticipated


[ an-tis-uh-pey-tid ]


  1. predicted, foreseen, or expected:

    New, more efficient heating equipment will lower your energy bills, and the installment payments are calculated so that they can be offset by the anticipated energy savings.

  2. looked forward to:

    The hotly anticipated sequel is set to be released on November 14.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of anticipate ( def ).
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  • un·an·tic·i·pat·ed adjective
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The C-clamp and grommet assembly allow secure installation on desks up to two inches thick, and the unique quick-detach VESA plate makes for easy setup and teardown if you anticipate rearranging your office.

I asked Jason Robins of DraftKings if he anticipates that sort of top-down power play as sports betting becomes more common.

Present-day folks, and likely members of ancient American societies as well, anticipate that each of these emotional expressions occurs in particular social situations, the scientists report August 19 in Science Advances.

Late in 2019 and just around the new year, the anticipated SEO trends for the coming year focused on voice search, featured snippets, BERT, experiential content, and new networks like TikTok.

Another problem, as Ankcorn sees it, is that the state consumer protection law anticipated a small volume of cases and split the penalties between cities and counties as a way to fund superior courts.

It's not that the process is going slower than expected, we've always anticipated it would take some time.

The highly anticipated sixth season of the hilarious spy-spoof will premiere on FX at 10 pm EST on January 8, 2015.

When the song ended, Wembore anticipated a fight and took off, pleased with the subversion of his dance.

The announcement was not only highly anticipated, but one that many started to fear might never come.

“I certainly would not have anticipated the degree to which this has become a huge issue again,” he says.

The crowd dispersed, disappointed; cheated out of their anticipated scene of an arrest for horse-stealing.

I did not anticipate a tour of pleasure through Ireland, but the reality is more painful than I anticipated.

The hotel-keepers thought I was the American tourist overtaken by that final madness they had always anticipated.

Meantime Bahia, actuated by the same spirit as Rio, had anticipated the revolution at that place.

Then, as Jessie had confidently anticipated, another figure emerged as if from the door of the garden and hailed the other hansom.