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eventuate

[ih-ven-choo-eyt]
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verb (used without object), e·ven·tu·at·ed, e·ven·tu·at·ing.
  1. to have issue; result.
  2. to be the issue or outcome; come about.
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Origin of eventuate

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

situationoutcomeissueresultchangeoccurrencecircumstancedenouementeventualityupshotmaterializationconclusioneventphenomenontranspirationeventuation

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Historical Examples

  • This intermediate term conveys the sensuous impulse without loss of force to its eventuation in conduct.

    The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays

    Thorstein Veblen


British Dictionary definitions for eventuation

eventuate

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

eventuate

v.

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

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