Definitions for "Anticipate"
To take up or introduce beforehand, or before the proper or normal time; to cause to occur earlier or prematurely; as, the advocate has anticipated a part of his argument.
To foresee (a wish, command, etc.) and do beforehand that which will be desired.
To foretaste or foresee; to have a previous view or impression of; as, to anticipate the pleasures of a visit; to anticipate the evils of life.
Keywords:  anxious, excited
be excited or anxious about
predict something or see it coming a reasonable man could not anticipate that injury would be likely to result. anticipation (n)
regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
be a forerunner of or occur earlier than; "This composition anticipates Impressionism"
Keywords:  preclude, prior, action, prevent, doing
To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action.