Anticipate and Prevent


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


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Prevent verb – To keep from happening by taking action in advance.
Usage example: a lot of problems would have been prevented if we'd just prepared better

Anticipate is a synonym for prevent in stop topic. You can use "Anticipate" instead a verb "Prevent", if it concerns topics such as preclude, discourage, keep from happening or continuing.
Nearby Words: prevention, preventive, preventing, preventable, preventer
Synonyms for Prevent

Common collocations

attack anticipate attack prevent attack
world anticipate world prevent world
rise anticipate rise prevent rise
invasion anticipate invasion prevent invasion
Other nouns: magic, attacks, events.

Both words in one sentence

  • Puppeteer Parasite The Vindrizi symbiotes are assumed to be evil, until it's revealed that they're actually benevolent "recorders" who use their willing hosts to witness history, hoping to prevent that knowledge from being lost in "the next dark age" they anticipate.
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Prevent and Anticipate. (2016). Retrieved 2021, May 18, from
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Prevent or Anticipate. 2016. Accessed May 18, 2021.

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