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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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 eventuation



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

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