ANTIC'IPATE, v.t. L. anticipo, of ante, before, and capio, to take.
1. To take or act, before another, so as to prevent him; to take first possession.
2. To take before the proper time; as, the advocate has anticipated that part of his argument.
3. To foretaste or foresee; to have a previous view or impression of something future; as, to anticipate the pleasures of an entertainment; to anticipate the evils of life.
4. To prevent by crowding in before; to preclude.
This sense is essentially included in the first.