Other forms: anticipated; anticipating; anticipates
To anticipate something is to be expecting it. Your dog might be waiting by the door, anticipating his next walk or squirrel chase.
"Anticipating something" also often implies that you are preparing to take some action because of your expectations — like when you anticipate your chess opponent's next move and plan a counterattack. The word anticipate can also mean "to come beforehand" — as in a certain musical trend anticipating another.
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