Commentary: Generally includes: dealing with beforehand to mitigate or prevent.
We didn't anticipate a crowd on Sunday.
We anticipate a few problems in the early stages.
We had one or two difficulties along the way that we didn't anticipate.
Are you anticipating a lot of people at the party tonight?
They anticipate having several applicants for the job.
At this stage we can't really anticipate what will happen.
Oracle's Ellison anticipates the death of Windows Linux.
We anticipated the storm by boarding up the windows.
It's always best to anticipate a problem before it arises.
They have asked us to anticipate the flooding next week.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4
We will certainly anticipate our planned hike in the country!
I anticipate the next forty years of development with much interest.
She is anticipating her daughter's solo recital.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
This composition anticipates Impressionism.
Literature always anticipates life. --Oscar Wilde
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6