an·​tic·​i·​pat·​ed | \ an-ˈti-sə-ˌpā-təd How to pronounce anticipated (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Travelers driving in the Chicago area over the Fourth of July weekend should plan for significant traffic delays as an anticipated 2.5 million Illinois residents will drive to their destinations, according to AAA. Zach Harris,, 30 June 2021 In March, 2020, city officials entered negotiations with Freedman to reopen Hahnemann to house COVID patients during an anticipated surge. Chris Pomorski, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 The highly anticipated event will be available to stream Saturday at 5 p.m. Pacific on the Triller and Fite TV apps, as well as the Verzuz Instagram page. Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2021 The exercises come just as President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin plan to meet on Wednesday during the highly anticipated summit in Geneva. Fox News, 16 June 2021 Vladimir Putin sit down Wednesday for their highly anticipated summit in the Swiss city of Geneva, a moment of high-stakes diplomacy at a time when both leaders agree that U.S.-Russian relations are at an all-time low., 16 June 2021 The pair shook hands and speaking through translators immediately began their highly anticipated summit, which was expected to last for hours. Peter Suciu, Forbes, 16 June 2021 And it is expected to be a major point of discussion with Putin during the highly anticipated summit in Geneva. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 4 June 2021 Groups working to head off an anticipated rise in violence as the weather warms will fan out across Milwaukee as the unofficial start of summer arrives this weekend. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 May 2021

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First Known Use of anticipated

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anticipated was in 1814

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20 Jul 2021

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“Anticipated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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