Definition for anticipation

noun as in expectation

noun as in readiness; forethought

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Example Sentences

Perhaps in anticipation of this turn, some activists have warned against violence.

From Vox

Indeed, Apple’s stock has seen a massive run in the past few months, up roughly 70% this year, and its upcoming 5G launch has some bulls digging their hooves into the ground in anticipation.

From Fortune

You settle in, feeling a thrill of anticipation in spite of the biblical genre.

The carmaker’s stock has more than quadrupled this year, fueled by a better-than-expected performance in China and growing anticipation that the company will be included in the S&P 500 Index.

From Fortune

Tesla shares are now up 339% this year, fueled by growing anticipation that the company will be included in the S&P 500 Index.

From Fortune

There was an air of excitement and anticipation in the lobby as showtime approached.

First, there was the anticipation and excitement that there was going to be a movie.

In anticipation of the new series, Gail Simone spoke with The Daily Beast via email.

Vieira dumped his personal Facebook page a few weeks ago, partly in anticipation of more backlash that will come with the show.

In anticipation of 2016 the GOP had better consolidate its goods and reinvent its brand.

Aunt Ri was looking forward to the rest with great anticipation; she was heartily tired of being on the move.

Each word was a caress, each syllable alive with interest, sympathy, excited anticipation.

The columns advanced cautiously towards the town in anticipation of a fierce resistance and, it was hoped, a fight to the finish.

Although the gratuity has been frequently calculated in anticipation, you fail in making the mutual reminiscences agreeable.

Bruce, however, had resolutely restricted himself to the tactics of defence; but the anticipation was a natural one enough.


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On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to anticipation, such as: apprehension, hope, joy, prospect, contemplation, and expectancy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.