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 eventuated

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

Examples from the Web for eventuated

Historical Examples of eventuated

  • Had it eventuated in failure, its leader would have been pronounced a pirate and filibuster.

    Aztec Land

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Then, late in the afternoon, there eventuated that which he had anticipated.

    The Crevice

    William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander

  • After that, I don't remember what eventuated—not quite so clear.

    Yellowstone Nights

    Herbert Quick

  • In the sequel Mrs. Brownrigg eventuated, in the place of Miss Caldecott.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan

  • Well, to make a long story short; how do you think it eventuated, Squire?

    The Attache

    Thomas Chandler Haliburton

British Dictionary definitions for eventuated


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 eventuated



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

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