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 The Oregonian/OregonLive also did not request any information pertaining to future or anticipated law enforcement actions. oregonlive, "Multnomah County Sheriff not disclosing details about use of force, staffing at Portland protests," 3 July 2020 Looming less than four weeks away is the anticipated start date of training camps — a time that normally ends a dead period for the league and brings with it excitement of the coming season. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "As NFL training camps draw closer, big questions about coronavirus protocols still linger," 1 July 2020 Her anticipated follow-up to The Mothers spans decades, centered on two light-skinned sisters who run away from their insular community as teenagers, and proceed to lead adult lives in two very different worlds — one black, the other white. Leah Greenblatt,, "The best books of 2020… so far," 30 June 2020 Wet Sounds, a maker of high-performance marine and powersports audio systems headquartered in Houston, is expected to begin construction on a new fabrication, warehouse and office facility with an anticipated project completion of spring 2021. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Wet Sounds readies to launch construction of new industrial facility in Rosenberg," 29 June 2020 No anticipated date for the release was given or any other cast. Washington Post, "Elizabeth Banks to drive ‘Magic School Bus’ onto big screens," 25 June 2020 The spending bills advanced Wednesday close an anticipated $900 million revenue shortfall with help from federal aid. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Louisiana lawmakers advance 'must pass' spending bills," 25 June 2020 The anticipated Palestinian resistance was reiterated by Senior Hamas Official Dr. Basem Naim, who told Fox News that annexation would destroy any possibility of finding a political solution to the ongoing conflict. Fox News, "Israel's planned West Bank annexation is a 'declaration of war,' says Hamas," 25 June 2020 Casting for the highly anticipated film, with Foxx in the lead role, was first announced in 2014 but after a six-year hiatus there had been some doubts about whether it would be made. Sara Spary, CNN, "Jamie Foxx shows the world his bulked-up physique as he prepares for Mike Tyson biopic," 19 June 2020

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First Known Use of anticipated

1814, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jul 2020

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“Anticipated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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