Definitions of "anticipate"
  1. The act of preventing or invalidating a patent claim because it was previously known or expected
  2. The act of making an invention non-novel or common by its prior existence in the public sphere
How to use "anticipate" in a sentence
  1. The patent office refused to grant the patent because the invention was already anticipate by a similar product in the market.
  2. The defense in the patent case argue that the invention should not be patent because it has been anticipate in prior art.
  3. The patent application was reject because the concept was already anticipate in an older patent.

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