anticipative

anticipative

[an-tis-uh-pey-tiv, -puh-tiv]
adjective
anticipating or tending to anticipate; expressing, revealing, or containing anticipation: an anticipative action; an anticipative look.

Origin:
1655–65; anticipate + -ive

anticipatively, adverb
nonanticipative, adjective
nonanticipatively, adverb
unanticipative, adjective
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anticipate (ænˈtɪsɪˌpeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (may take a clause as object) to foresee and act in advance of: he anticipated the fall in value by selling early
2.  to thwart by acting in advance of; forestall: I anticipated his punch by moving out of reach
3.  (also intr) to mention (something) before its proper time: don't anticipate the climax of the story
4.  (may take a clause as object) to regard as likely; expect; foresee: he anticipated that it would happen
5.  to make use of in advance of possession: he anticipated his salary in buying a house
6.  to pay (a bill, etc) before it falls due
7.  to cause to happen sooner: the spread of nationalism anticipated the decline of the Empire
 
[C16: from Latin anticipāre to take before, realize beforehand, from anti-ante- + capere to take]
 
usage  The use of anticipate to mean expect should be avoided
 
an'ticipator
 
n
 
an'ticipatory
 
adj
 
an'ticipative
 
adj
 
an'ticipatorily
 
adv
 
an'ticipatively
 
adv

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