Anticipate and Delay


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Anticipate verb – To believe in the future occurrence of (something).
Delay and anticipate are semantically related in await topic. In some cases you can use "Delay" instead a verb "Anticipate", when it comes to topics like act in advance of.
Nearby Words: anticipation, anticipating, anticipatory, anticipant, anticipator
Synonyms for Anticipate


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Delay verb – To move or act slowly.
Anticipate and delay are semantically related in await topic. Sometimes you can use "Anticipate" instead a verb "Delay".
Nearby Words: delayed, delaying, delayer
Synonyms for Delay

Common collocations

move anticipate move delay move
couple anticipate couple delay couple
effects anticipate effects delay effects
invasion anticipate invasion delay invasion
Other nouns: crime, victory, attacks.
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