anticipated Definition

regarded as probable; expected.

Using anticipated: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "anticipated" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The anticipated rainfall did not arrive.

  • Example

    The anticipated arrival of the guests was delayed.

  • Example

    The anticipated release of the new album has been highly publicized.

anticipated Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for anticipated

Antonyms for anticipated

Origins of anticipated

from Latin 'anticipatus', meaning 'to take before'


Summary: anticipated in Brief

The term 'anticipated' [ænˈtɪsɪpeɪtɪd] means something that is regarded as probable or expected. It is often used to describe events, such as the anticipated release of a new album or the anticipated arrival of guests. Synonyms include 'expected,' 'predicted,' and 'foreseen.' Antonyms include 'unexpected' and 'unforeseen.'

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