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 One of the most anticipated shows of 2022—and surely the most expensive–is Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, a prequel set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 2 Sep. 2022 In addition, the company scaled back its projections for total global subscribers to Disney+, largely in response to lower anticipated growth in India, where Disney recently was outbid for the right to stream matches from a popular cricket league. Sarah Krouse, WSJ, 11 Aug. 2022 The Rings of Power, one of the most anticipated shows of 2022, will debut on Prime Video on Sept. 2. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 14 July 2022 Funny Girl was one of the most anticipated shows of the spring Broadway season, coming with high expectations due to the fact that this marks the first Broadway revival of the musical since its debut in the 1960s. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 11 July 2022 The 2022 edition returns in full force to the San Diego Convention Center from July 21-24, bringing some of the most anticipated TV shows and movies of the year to Hall H and the show floor. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 6 July 2022 The plan is for Utahns to consume fewer and fewer gallons decade after decade in reaction to anticipated population growth and climate change. Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Dec. 2021 The 20-year plan for the airport is an attempt to match its terminal, parking, runway and roadway capacity to the anticipated growth in the number of passengers. Greg Jefferson, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Oct. 2021 Myrah said the district purchased the land in 2001, when the district's enrollment projections indicated future growth; at the time, the district had intentions to expand athletic field spaces to accommodate anticipated future growth. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of anticipated

1814, in the meaning defined above

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18 Sep 2022

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“Anticipated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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