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 Construction for the Mesquite Heritage Trail extension is slated to begin late this summer with an anticipated completion date of February 2022. Dallas News, 6 May 2021 The project is expected to continue throughout this year’s construction season, with an anticipated completion date in spring 2022. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 4 May 2021 The parking ban on Dixie Highway-Pike Street will last until Nov. 30, the anticipated completion date for the project. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 28 Apr. 2021 An anticipated opening date for the new location has not yet been announced. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, 18 Mar. 2021 Currently, there is no anticipated end date for spring football. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, 16 Feb. 2021 Construction is expected to begin soon, with an anticipated start date in October 2021. William Thornton |, al, 22 Dec. 2020 The anticipated date is just five days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to meet regarding Pfizer’s application for emergency use authorization of its coronavirus vaccine, three weeks after the company filed for it. Vandana Rambaran, Fox News, 3 Dec. 2020 The two parties formed a partnership to build and market the solar farm, with an anticipated start date next year. Star Tribune, 21 Nov. 2020

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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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14 Jun 2021

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“Anticipated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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