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[ih-ven-choo-eyt] /ɪˈvɛn tʃuˌeɪt/
verb (used without object), eventuated, eventuating.
to have issue; result.
to be the issue or outcome; come about.
Origin of eventuate
1780-90; Americanism; < Latin ēventu(s) event + -ate1
Related forms
eventuation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for eventuate
  • There is a high probability that one or more of these risks to global prosperity and stability will eventuate.
  • All of these hazards, when they eventuate, result in loss of current income to workers' families.
  • The exemptions apply immediately for use in a future contingency that may never eventuate.
British Dictionary definitions for eventuate


verb (intransitive)
(often foll by in) to result ultimately (in)
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

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

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