CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: ANTICIPATE

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CEFR Level B1 Vocabulary: ANTICIPATE

This word is from CEFR Level B1 list 4

CEFR Level B2 vocabulary: ANTICIPATE

VOCABULARY: ANTICIPATE
WORD FAMILY: verb
MEANING: to feel, realise or expect something in the future before it has happened
EXAMPLE: He sold all his shares because he anticipated a fall in the market.
STRESS: an-TIC-i-pate
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Quick test. Are the sentences below LOGICALLY correct?
1. John anticipated that it would be bad weather so he took his warmest coat.
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This is logical – if John expected bad weather, he would want to be warm!

 
2. The company did not anticipate how harsh the recession would be, so they immediately started saving money.
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This is NOT LOGICAL – the company did not realise that the recession would be so bad they wouldn’t have started saving money as a result.

 
3. The project has been delayed and will now be completed in 4 months, which is 2 months longer than anticipated.
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This is logical. If the project was delayed, it makes sense that it will take longer than anticipated.

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