an·tic·i·pate /an-'ti-sə-ˌpāt/ vt -pat·ed, -pat·ing1: to bar or invalidate (a patent) by anticipationthe patent on the compound had been anticipated by the Beilstein reference — Misani v. Ortho Pharm. Corp., 210 A.2d 609 (1965)2: to negate the novelty of (an invention) by its appearance in prior artappeared to have anticipated a variable light makeup mirror — Wilson v. Bristol-Myers Co., 503 N.Y.S.2d 334 (1986)
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
antevertere, assume, be ready for, calculate on, consider in advance, contemplate, count on, forearm, get the start on, guard against, have in prospect, hold in view, intuit, make preparations, plan on, preconceive, predispose, prepare for, suppose, surmise, wait for
associated concepts: anticipated profits, anticipating defenses, anticipation notes, anticipatory breach, anticipatory repudiation, anticipatory warrant, duty to anticipate in negligence
announce in advance, augur, auspicate, betoken, conjecture, divine, forebode, forecast, foreknow, foreshow, forespeak, harbinger, have a presentiment, herald, look forward to, omen, portend, praevertere, preannounce, precognize, predetermine, predict, premonish, presage, prophesy, vaticinate
forestall, precede, preconceive, predict, presage, presume
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To do something before its proper time.(2) To expect, to predict.n.anticipationadj.anticipatory
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.