Already there have been indications not everyone is anticipating the film with open arms.
Our other nominees all flourished by anticipating the hard ones.
They've been doing a lot of praying," Amendola said, "anticipating the possibility that Jerry may not come home.
We are not commemorating her—we are cherishing her and celebrating her and anticipating her return.
Activists are anticipating more crackdowns, starting tonight.
I tried, however, to show it in other ways, by the attentions I paid him and by anticipating his every wish.
Much obliged to you for recalling it so accurately and anticipating me.
anticipating a speedy entrance, Matthews warmed to his task.
They are anticipating the Home Rule Bill in their disposal of the land.
Releasing Shaynon, he stepped back warily, anticipating nothing less than an instant and disgraceful brawl.
1530s, "to cause to happen sooner," a back-formation from anticipation, or else from Latin anticipatus, past participle of anticipare "take (care of) ahead of time," literally "taking into possession beforehand," from ante "before" (see ante) + capere "to take" (see capable).
Later "to be aware of (something) coming at a future time" (1640s). Used in the sense of "expect, look forward to" since 1749, but anticipate has an element of "prepare for, forestall" that should prevent its being used as a synonym for expect. Related: Anticipated; anticipating.