- to have issue; result.
- to be the issue or outcome; come about.
Origin of eventuate
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Examples from the Web for 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.Instigations
If the latter be true, why all this display, designed to eventuate in nothing?The Second War with England, Vol. 1 of 2
J. T. Headley.
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.
- (often foll by in) to result ultimately (in)
- to come about as a resultfamine eventuated from the crop failure
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Word Origin and History for eventuate
1789, from Latin eventus, past participle of eventire (see event).
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