What is the opposite of anticipate?

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Opposite of to foresee or predict the future occurrence of something
“There is an asteroid heading towards earth, but I very much doubt that it will have much of an impact, let alone destroy the planet.”
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Opposite of to act in advance of, especially with preventative measures
“We were headed for the big time, but I allowed myself to be ambushed by the corruption of my Godly principles and I fell deep into drugs and alcohol.”
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Opposite of to look forward to
“I dread the day the world I thought I knew will be gone and what that will bring.”
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Opposite of to act as a forerunner or precursor of
“Arthur's rite of passage in preparation for his reign would follow exactly that which was put in place for Edward V.”
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Opposite of to anticipate a future event
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Opposite of to regard (something) as likely to happen
“I know it is coming, but I can't do anything to stop it!”
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Opposite of keep from happening
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Opposite of to presage, or suggest something in advance
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Opposite of to have intentions for a given outcome
“It would chance that Cersei and Jaime would have children, though it may not necessarily have been their intention to do so.”
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Opposite of to count on or depend on
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Opposite of to tell about in advance
“We come to realize that the criterion of simplicity is also at work when we retrodict as well as when we predict.”
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Opposite of to conceive or see something within one's mind
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Opposite of to predict, prophesy, or tell of future events
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Opposite of to expect or wait for a sound, such as a signal
“It's very easy to mishear the sound cue as it is relatively silent.”
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Opposite of to predict, prophesy, or tell of future events
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Opposite of to discover (something) by guesswork or intuition
“You'll need to know the exact amount of energy required for the warrior to maintain his defenses.”
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Opposite of to take action in advance of an expected event
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Opposite of to form a mental picture of, or to predict
“Because of his inferior skill, I draw a blank when it comes to him winning the tournament.”
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Opposite of to believe, based on information
“I am likely to disbelieve the findings of the scientists.”
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