verb (used without object), e·ven·tu·at·ed, e·ven·tu·at·ing.

to have issue; result.
to be the issue or outcome; come about.

Origin of eventuate

1780–90; Americanism; < Latin ēventu(s) event + -ate1
Related formse·ven·tu·a·tion, noun
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Related Words for eventuate

end, terminate, stop, ensue, befall, result, follow, happen, issue, occur

Examples from the Web for eventuate

Historical Examples of eventuate

  • How frantic, as if all things were about to eventuate, remembering not that nothing ends.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • We do not say in English that things seem, or appear, or eventuate, or even that they are; but that they do.


    Ezra Pound

  • If the latter be true, why all this display, designed to eventuate in nothing?

  • It cannot eventuate on a large scale, and it should not if it could.

    Health Work in the Public Schools

    Leonard P. Ayres and May Ayres

  • Obviously the repetition of the past can only eventuate in the repetition of the present.

British Dictionary definitions for eventuate


verb (intr)

(often foll by in) to result ultimately (in)
to come about as a resultfamine eventuated from the crop failure
Derived Formseventuation, noun
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Word Origin and History for eventuate

1789, from Latin eventus, past participle of eventire (see event).

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