1. to do/think something before someone else






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anticipate something before it happens, in anticipation of its launch

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To 'anticipate' something means to think of it or plan for it before it happens. You might bring an umbrella to work because you anticipate rain later on in the day. To anticipate something is to predict it. Similar in meaning to 'pre-empt' or 'forecast'. You will hear this used in social or professional contexts.

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  1. The greatest inventors of the past anticipated many of today's modern conveniences.
  2. Car companies try to anticipate the newest features amongst each other.

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  1. The media was raving about the new product in anticipation of its launch.
  2. We all watched the monitors with great anticipation as the viewing figures came in.
  3. Everyone was talking about the much-anticipated launch of the tech giant's new product.

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