anticipate


anticipate
an·tic·i·pate /an-'ti-sə-ˌpāt/ vt -pat·ed, -pat·ing
1: to bar or invalidate (a patent) by anticipation
the patent on the compound had been anticipated by the Beilstein referenceMisani v. Ortho Pharm. Corp., 210 A.2d 609 (1965)
2: to negate the novelty of (an invention) by its appearance in prior art
appeared to have anticipated a variable light makeup mirrorWilson v. Bristol-Myers Co., 503 N.Y.S.2d 334 (1986)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

anticipate
I (expect) verb antevertere, assume, be ready for, calculate on, consider in advance, contemplate, count on, forearm, get the start on, guard against, have in prospect, hold in view, intuit, make preparations, plan on, preconceive, predispose, prepare for, suppose, surmise, wait for associated concepts: anticipated profits, anticipating defenses, anticipation notes, anticipatory breach, anticipatory repudiation, anticipatory warrant, duty to anticipate in negligence II (prognosticate) verb announce in advance, augur, auspicate, betoken, conjecture, divine, forebode, forecast, foreknow, foreshow, forespeak, harbinger, have a presentiment, herald, look forward to, omen, portend, praevertere, preannounce, precognize, predetermine, predict, premonish, presage, prophesy, vaticinate III index forestall, precede, preconceive, predict, presage, presume

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


anticipate
v.
(1) To do something before its proper time.
(2) To expect, to predict.
n.
anticipation
adj.
anticipatory

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • Anticipate — An*tic i*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anticipated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anticipating}.] [L. anticipatus, p. p. of anticipare to anticipate; ante + capere to make. See {Capable}.] 1. To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anticipate — [an tis′ə pāt΄] vt. anticipated, anticipating [< L anticipatus, pp. of anticipare < ante , before + * capare < capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. to look forward to; expect [to anticipate a pleasant vacation] 2. to make happen earlier;… …   English World dictionary

  • anticipate — UK US /ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt/ verb [T] ► to imagine or expect that something will happen: anticipate problems/difficulties »It s always best to anticipate problems before they arise. »The anticipated inflation figure is lower than last month s. anticipate… …   Financial and business terms

  • anticipate — 1. Here lies another of the great usage battlegrounds, where the conflict is all the more fraught for overlapping meanings that confuse the issue. The two primary and undisputed meanings are (1) to be aware of (a thing) in advance and act… …   Modern English usage

  • anticipate — (v.) 1530s, to cause to happen sooner, a back formation from ANTICIPATION (Cf. anticipation), or else from L. anticipatus, pp. of anticipare take (care of) ahead of time, lit. taking into possession beforehand, from ante before (see ANTE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • anticipate — [v1] expect; predict assume, await, bargain for*, be afraid*, conjecture, count chickens*, count on, cross the bridge*, divine, entertain*, figure, forecast, foresee, foretaste, foretell, have a hunch*, hope for, jump the gun*, look for, look… …   New thesaurus

  • anticipate — 1 forestall, *prevent Analogous words: introduce, *enter: *foretell, forecast, presage: *frustrate, thwart, balk Antonyms: consummate Contrasted words: finish, complete, terminate, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • anticipate — ► VERB 1) be aware of (a future event) and prepare for it. 2) regard as probable. 3) look forward to. 4) act or happen before. DERIVATIVES anticipator noun anticipatory adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • anticipate — an|tic|i|pate S3 [ænˈtısıpeıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of anticipare, from ante ( ANTE ) + capere to take ] 1.) to expect that something will happen and be ready for it ▪ Sales are better than anticipated.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • anticipate */*/ — UK [ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt] / US [ænˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms anticipate : present tense I/you/we/they anticipate he/she/it anticipates present participle anticipating past tense anticipated past participle anticipated 1) to think that… …   English dictionary


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