anticipate UK US /ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt/ verb [T]
to imagine or expect that something will happen: anticipate problems/difficulties »

It's always best to anticipate problems before they arise.


The anticipated inflation figure is lower than last month's.

anticipate that »

They anticipate that their lawyers will appeal the decision, though that process could take at least nine months.

Financial and business terms. 2012.