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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Synonyms for anticipated


awaited, due, expected, scheduled, slated

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The district still will need to make cuts to address anticipated budget shortfalls for at least the next two school years. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Ysidro superintendent gets raise, contract extension," 15 July 2019 With an anticipated average temperature of nearly 90 degrees and humidity topping 55 percent, the Olympics will be on par with some of the hottest athletic events ever staged. Rick Maese,, "Extreme heat is changing sports, from the Olympics to local races," 15 July 2019 Hotly anticipated initial public offerings of Uber, Pinterest, Slack, and Zoom helped the second quarter set a record for US VC exits, according to new data from industry research firm PitchBook. Alison Griswold, Quartz, "Venture capitalists are cashing out in a big way," 11 July 2019 Earthquake, Kawhi Leonard joining Clippers rock the NBA The anticipated debut game between the New Orleans Pelicans' No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson against his former Duke teammate and New York Knicks' No. Dana Scott, azcentral, "What did you miss in sports this weekend?," 8 July 2019 Another meta-analysis comes in a highly anticipated study forthcoming in the Quarterly Journal of Economics by economists at the University of Massachusetts, University College London, and the Economic Policy Institute. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "A $15 minimum wage could lift 1.3 million out of poverty — and cost 1.3 million jobs," 8 July 2019 The Las Vegas Summer League began Friday with perhaps the most anticipated summer debut since James hit the floor at UMass Boston 16 years ago. Gary Washburn,, "After Zion shakes NBA world, earthquake takes over," 6 July 2019 Blackpink’s set at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was one of the most anticipated (and talked-about) sets of the weekend. August Brown, Detroit Free Press, "K-Pop is storming U.S. record biz, but can it fully cross over?," 5 July 2019 Regardless, this is one of the most anticipated training camps in team history with a lot of storylines, the biggest one being second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson, who led the team to the playoffs for the first time in four years in 2018. Mike Preston,, "Preston: Looking ahead to Ravens' top training camp storylines by position," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of anticipated

1814, in the meaning defined above

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