Yes, they are.
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Do expect and anticipate mean the same? Are they interchangeable?
No, they are not.
Anticipate and expect are thought by some people to be interchangeable, but that takes away a useful distinction.
--Frederick T Wood, Current English Usage
- Anticipate: the verb has been so long misused, as though it meant expect, that it is perhaps useless to protest, especially when the error appears in a publication of a university examining board (‘We do not anticipate that many candidates will enter for the paper.’). Its only accepted meaning is ‘forestall’ or ‘foresee’ and take action against. (‘The enemy had anticipated our move.’)
--Strunk and White, The Elements of Style
- Anticipate: use expect in the sense of simple expectation.
--Eric Partridge, Usage and Abusage
- Anticipate: its prevailing sense is to ‘forestall’ an action or a person.
-- The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage
- Anticipate: it means foresee and prepare, not merely expect.
--Bryan A Garner, Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage
- Anticipate: to take of beforehand; to preclude by prior action; forestall.
Anticipated the fall in price by selling beforehand.
- Anticipate: If I am playing chess and I anticipate my opponent’s next move, I see it coming and act accordingly. There is action as well as expectation.
--Reader’s Digest Reverse Dictionary.
--The BBC News Styleguide
- So if you think Forfar will beat East Fife, say you expect a Forfar victory rather than anticipate one. It is simpler and more direct.