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eventuate

[ih-ven-choo-eyt] /ɪˈvɛn tʃuˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), eventuated, eventuating.
1.
to have issue; result.
2.
to be the issue or outcome; come about.
Origin of eventuate
1780-1790
1780-90; Americanism; < Latin ēventu(s) event + -ate1
Related forms
eventuation, noun
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Historical Examples
  • The study of history, even in the elementary school, should eventuate in loyal, efficient citizenship.

    New Ideals in Rural Schools George Herbert Betts
  • We do not say in English that things seem, or appear, or eventuate, or even that they are; but that they do.

    Instigations Ezra Pound
  • How frantic, as if all things were about to eventuate, remembering not that nothing ends.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Obviously the repetition of the past can only eventuate in the repetition of the present.

  • There are only a certain number of situations that can eventuate and they are quite capable of tabulation.

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • They look upon it as a fatality which is certain to eventuate, no matter what steps may be taken.

    The Pig Sanders Spencer
  • The little unforeseen something that was always popping into the plans of crooks might eventuate.

    Bulldog Carney W. A. Fraser
  • It may eventuate in a Quimby as naturally as the poetic faculty eventuates in a Kipling.

  • You will also probably remember that I said, if the scheme should eventuate I should want you to take a hand in it.

    In Search of El Dorado Harry Collingwood
  • A mistake at this time may eventuate in permanent results which will render the mother an invalid for all the rest of her life.

British Dictionary definitions for eventuate

eventuate

/ɪˈvɛntʃʊˌeɪt/
verb (intransitive)
1.
(often foll by in) to result ultimately (in)
2.
to come about as a result: famine eventuated from the crop failure
Derived Forms
eventuation, noun
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Word Origin and History for eventuate
v.

1789, from Latin eventus, past participle of eventire (see event).

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