an·​tic·​i·​pat·​ed an-ˈti-sə-ˌpā-təd How to pronounce anticipated (audio)
: expected or looked-forward to
A large crowd gathered for his (eagerly) anticipated arrival.
making plans for the anticipated budget cuts
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Examples of anticipated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The man who inked the largest contract in franchise history until LaMelo Ball took the crown with his max rookie extension was back in the building, affixed in a familiar place for the anticipated homecoming: on the bench in street clothes. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 8 Apr. 2024 Ledger was also not willing to consider the alternative of installing more solar panels and battery storage as a way to meet anticipated demand. The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2024 For Ballerini, one of the most anticipated moments moments during this year’s show will be the collaboration between Little Big Town and Sugarland. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 6 Apr. 2024 After the anticipated pinch, the nurse or doctor likely told us something about possible vaccine side effects. TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation warning Wednesday morning for Big Sur communities ahead of the anticipated showers and thunderstorms, which officials worry could further destabilize or damage the roadway — the only route in or out for almost 1,400 residents. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 The Japanese Meteorological Agency later downgraded the tsunami warning for Okinawa to a tsunami advisory, indicating that anticipated tsunamis would not be as high as originally estimated. Júlia Ledur, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2024 So, too, are the anticipated lease payments that helped drive the $18.5 million value. Joe Rubin, Sacramento Bee, 25 Mar. 2024 From the release date to the cast, here’s everything to know about the highly anticipated 'Wizards of Waverly Place' revival After more than a decade away, the Russos are returning to their magical roots. Skyler Trepel, Peoplemag, 24 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anticipated was in 1814

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“Anticipated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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