Anticipate and Dread


Show Definitions
Anticipate verb – To realize or know about beforehand.
Usage example: I anticipated this unhelpful response

Dread and anticipate are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Dread" instead a verb "Anticipate".
Nearby Words: anticipation, anticipating, anticipatory, anticipant, anticipator
Synonyms for Anticipate


Show Definitions
Dread verb – Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of.
Anticipate and dread are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Anticipate" instead a verb "Dread".
Nearby Words: dreadful, dreadfully, dreaded, dreading, dreader
Synonyms for Dread

Common collocations

day anticipate day dread day

Both words in one sentence

  • Defeating the Undefeatable Be it a Gentle Giant, an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy, or the The Big Guy with a mean streak, this character is an unbeatable scourge that other fighters either dread facing or anticipate fighting in order to gain fame for being the first to beat him.
Cite this Source
Dread and Anticipate. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 13, from
Anticipate & Dread. N.p., 2016. Web. 13 Apr. 2021. <>.
Dread or Anticipate. 2016. Accessed April 13, 2021.

Synonyms for anticipate
Share this picture

Synonyms for dread
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "anticipate" and "dread" have occurred on timeline: