Anticipate and Forward


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Anticipate verb – To believe in the future occurrence of (something).
Forward is an antonym for anticipate in act in advance of topic.
Nearby Words: anticipation, anticipating, anticipatory, anticipant, anticipator
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Forward verb – To help the growth or development of.
Anticipate is an antonym for forward.
Nearby Words: forwards, forwarded, forwardness, forwarding, forwarder
Antonyms for Forward
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Common collocations

couple anticipate couple forward couple
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Forward and Anticipate. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 14, from
Anticipate & Forward. N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Apr. 2021. <>.
Forward or Anticipate. 2016. Accessed April 14, 2021.

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