anticipate [an-tis-uh-peyt] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||assume, await, bargain for, be afraid, conjecture, count chickens, count on, cross the bridge, divine, entertain*, figure, forecast, foresee, foretaste, foretell, have a hunch, hope for, jump the gun, look for, look forward to, plan on, prepare for, prevision, prognosticate, promise oneself, prophesy, see, see coming, see in the cards, suppose, visualize, wait, wait for|
|Antonyms:||be amazed, be surprised, doubt|
|Category:||3. Prospective Affections|
hope, hopes; desire; fervent hope, sanguine expectation, trust, confidence, reliance; faith (belief); affiance, assurance; secureness, security; reassurance., good omen, good auspices; promise, well grounded hopes; good prospect, bright prospect; clear sky., assumption, presumption; anticipation (expectation)., hopefulness, buoyancy, optimism, enthusiasm, heart of grace, aspiration; optimist, utopist., castles in the air, chateaux en Espagne, le pot au lait, Utopia, millennium; day dream, golden dream; dream of Alnaschar; airy hopes, fool's paradise; mirage (fallacies of vision); fond hope., beam of hope, ray of hope, gleam of hope, glimmer of hope, flash of hope; dawn of hope, star of hope; cheer; bit of blue sky, silver lining, silver lining of the cloud, bottom of Pandora's box, balm in Gilead., anchor, sheet anchor, mainstay; staff (support); heaven.
hope, trust, confide, rely on, put one's trust in; lean upon; pin one's hope upon, pin one's faith upon (believe) [more]., feel hope, entertain hope, harbor hope, indulge hope, cherish hope, feed hope, foster hope, nourish hope, encourage hope, cling to hope, live in hope; see land; feel assured, rest assured, feel confident, rest confident, presume; promise oneself; expect (look forward to)., hope for (desire); anticipate., be hopeful; look on the bright side of, view on the sunny side, voir en couleur de rose, make the best of it, hope for the best; put a good face upon, put a bold face upon, put the best face upon; keep one's spirits up; take heart, take heart of grace; be of good heart, be of good cheer; flatter oneself, "lay the flattering unction to one's soul" [Hamlet], catch at a straw, hope against hope, reckon one's chickens before they are hatched., give hope, inspire hope, raise hope, hold out hope; promise, bid fair, augur well, be in a fair way, look up, flatter, tell a flattering tale; raise expectations; encourage, cheer, assure, reassure, buoy up, embolden.
hoping; in hopes; hopeful, confident; secure (certain); sanguine, in good heart, buoyed up, buoyant, elated, flushed, exultant, enthusiastic; heartsome; utopian., unsuspecting, unsuspicious; fearless, free from fear, free from suspicion, free from distrust, free from despair, exempt from fear, exempt from suspicion, exempt from distrust, exempt from despair; undespairing, self reliant., probable, on the high road to; within sight of shore, within sight of land; promising, propitious; of promise, full of promise; of good omen; auspicious, de bon augure; reassuring; encouraging, cheering, inspiriting, looking up, bright, roseate, couleur de rose, rose-colored.
nil desperandum [Horace]; never say die, dum spiro spero, latet scintillula forsan, all is for the best, spero meliora; "the wish being father to the thought" [Henry IV]; "hope told a flattering tale"; rusticus
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