an·tic·i·pat·ed | \ an-ˈti-sə-ˌpā-təd \

Definition of anticipated 

: expected or looked-forward to A large crowd gathered for his (eagerly) anticipated arrival. making plans for the anticipated budget cuts Thanks to the generosity and hard work of countless talented designers, these highly anticipated events raise funds to benefit valuable, important causes …Traditional Home

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Synonyms for anticipated


awaited, due, expected, scheduled, slated

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The hotly anticipated summit is set to take place at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, with the first meeting kicking off at 9a.m. local time on June 12. Suyin Haynes, Time, "President Trump and Kim Jong Un Are Preparing to Finally Meet. Here's What to Know About Their Singapore Summit," 8 June 2018 Meghan entered the chapel unescorted, offering TV viewers and the congregation a first good look at her hotly anticipated wedding dress, which was created by British designer Clare Waight Keller of the French fashion house Givenchy. Anchorage Daily News, "In a union of tradition and modernity, Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry," 19 May 2018 La Luna Cafe, the hotly anticipated seven-day-a-week brunch spot taking over the former Simpatica Cafe space, will open its doors Wednesday after a remodel that required a full design review. Michael Russell,, "Hotly anticipated La Luna Cafe to open Wednesday," 14 May 2018 Today, hours before sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner released their hotly anticipated makeup collaboration, the elder sister sat in a committee room on Capitol Hill and advocated for stricter makeup laws. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Kourtney Kardashian Went to D.C. to Advocate for Safer Beauty Products," 24 Apr. 2018 Milner provided the pass to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to smash home Liverpool's second goal of the night in what was a hotly anticipated quarter final first leg., "Liverpool Star Joins Exclusive Club After Equalling Champions League Record in Man City Demolition," 5 Apr. 2018 The company’s bigger plans could also now wind up delayed – including not only progress on the road to autonomous driving, but towards its hotly anticipated initial public offering. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "At Uber, Troubling Signs Were Rampant Long Before a Fatal Self-Driving Crash," 24 Mar. 2018 Providing day-one drivers for such hotly anticipated games proves yet again that Radeon has left its dark days of buggy, late software far in the rearview mirror, but newfound optimizations for e-sports games are even more intriguing. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "AMD's Project ReSX makes ultra-popular games smoother and faster on Radeon graphics," 6 Mar. 2018 One of the most anticipated theme park developments of any year, the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, won't open until 2019. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "The most anticipated theme park attractions of 2018," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of anticipated

1814, in the meaning defined above

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