eventuate

[ih-ven-choo-eyt]

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.

Nearby words

  1. eventration,
  2. eventration of diaphragm,
  3. eventual,
  4. eventuality,
  5. eventually,
  6. eventus,
  7. ever,
  8. ever and again,
  9. everbearing,
  10. everblooming

Origin of eventuate

1780–90; Americanism; < Latin ēventu(s) event + -ate1

Related formse·ven·tu·a·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for eventuate

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

eventuate

v.

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

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