View synonyms for anticipating


[ an-tis-uh-pey-ting ]


  1. looking forward to something; expecting or waiting for something:

    In the absence of an exact launch date for the new version, the eagerly anticipating fans will have to be patient.

  2. thinking, speaking, acting, etc., in advance:

    The fast pace of the business environment makes it imperative for organizations to adopt an anticipating stance toward changes.

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Other Words From

  • un·an·tic·i·pat·ing adjective
  • un·an·tic·i·pat·ing·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of anticipating1

First recorded in 1605–15; anticipate ( def ) + -ing 2( def )
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Example Sentences

The 2016 law, lawmakers said, was a step to offering equity to vulnerable road users but it didn’t anticipate the proliferation of motorized scooters and bikes, two transportation modes that have grown in recent years.

We anticipate continued momentum and we’re excited to assist small businesses as they work through the recovery and position themselves for the future.

Museums anticipate losing 35 percent of their income this year and about 28 percent next year.

Timeline for AmazonAmazon opened its first Arlington office in June 2019 and is anticipated to have approximately 1,600 employees working at the company’s headquarters by the end of 2020.

Green says Thrive Market has doubled the number of drivers in its two fulfillment centers in Nevada and Indiana and has added vertical shelving to store more inventory and to increase its ability to anticipate and handle surges in demand.

Studies show that people even experience pleasure from anticipating trips.

A bemused line reading sneaks in when you are anticipating a hammy hard sell.

We are not commemorating her—we are cherishing her and celebrating her and anticipating her return.

Evanhaim is anticipating a climate in which state-wide regulations require them: “We always want to be ahead of things.”

At their luckiest, some writers skewer the present while accidentally anticipating events to come.

There's no use anticipating things disagreeable or otherwise; we'll simply have to take them as they come.

The chance had come in my way, but in anticipating it I had somehow always contemplated operating on some poor boy or old woman.

As for Laura, she continued in her sullenness, anticipating with resentment the assault about to be made upon her soul.

No one remonstrated when once more recourse was had to the fatal policy of anticipating the annual conscription.

A nurse stood over him bathing his wounds to cool the fever, combing his hair, and anticipating all his wants.