verb (used with object), an·tic·i·pat·ed, an·tic·i·pat·ing.
- to expend (funds) before they are legitimately available for use.
- to discharge (an obligation) before it is due.
verb (used without object), an·tic·i·pat·ed, an·tic·i·pat·ing.
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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.D.C. Council weighs making it easier for e-scooter riders to collect damages after crashes|Luz Lazo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
We anticipate continued momentum and we’re excited to assist small businesses as they work through the recovery and position themselves for the future.LA-based Credit Key raises $33 million for its business-to-business payments platform|Jonathan Shieber|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
Museums anticipate losing 35 percent of their income this year and about 28 percent next year.Smithsonian, National Gallery to close as coronavirus cases spike|Peggy McGlone, Sebastian Smee|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
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.Amazon update: Second headquarters development and the area’s housing market|Michele Lerner|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
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.Shoppers are panic-buying toilet paper. This time, there should be enough to go around.|Laura Reiley, Abha Bhattarai|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
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.Person of Interest Identified in Disappearance of UVA Student Hannah Graham|Julia Horowitz|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Evanhaim is anticipating a climate in which state-wide regulations require them: “We always want to be ahead of things.”Solar Panels Now Being Offered as a Prebuilt Feature in California|Daniel Gross|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The United States, anticipating a post-Afghanistan war era, is turning its attention to Asia in a so-called “Pacific Pivot.”
It is looking up into your face, and its mouth is open as if anticipating a lump of sugar.The Sorcery Club|Elliott O'Donnell
Then, anticipating the glories of the Exposition, we congratulated ourselves that we had come.
Anticipating an attack on Allatoona, which was held by a small brigade under command of Lieut.-Col.Campfire and Battlefield|Rossiter Johnson
One week only, and the day would come, the pleasures of which we had been anticipating for months.
His brother William Virtue afterwards saved my life—but that is anticipating events somewhat.Forty Years of 'Spy'|Leslie Ward