Definitions: (verb) If you anticipate something, you think or do something about it before it happens.
Examples: (verb) We do not anticipate any major problems with the new system. (verb) The airport will be expanded to meet anticipated growth in air traffic. (verb) The seasonal changes in temperature are anticipated by birds through the changes of day length.
Synonyms: verbs: expect, predict, prepare for.
Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 A