Assume and Anticipate


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Assume verb – Take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof.
Usage example: I assume his train was late

Anticipate is a synonym for assume. In some cases you can use "Anticipate" instead a verb "Assume".
Nearby Words: assumption, assuming
Synonyms for Assume


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Anticipate verb – To believe in the future occurrence of (something).
Usage example: I anticipate that we'll be seeing you for New Year's

Assume is a synonym for anticipate in expect topic. Sometimes you can use "Assume" instead a verb "Anticipate", if it concerns topics such as presume.
Nearby Words: anticipation, anticipating, anticipatory, anticipant, anticipator
Synonyms for Anticipate

Common collocations

life assume life anticipate life
attack assume attack anticipate attack
form assume form anticipate form
world assume world anticipate world
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