anticipated

adjective an·tic·i·pat·ed \ an-ˈti-sə-ˌpā-təd \
|Updated on: 4 Jul 2018

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 …
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First Known Use of anticipated

1814

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