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Mid-16th century (in the senses ‘to take something into consideration’, ‘mention something before the proper time’): from Latin anticipat- ‘acted in advance’, from anticipare, based on ante- ‘before’ + capere ‘take’

Middle English from Old French concevoir, from Latin concipere, from com- ‘together’ + capere ‘take’—the source also of capable (mid-16th century), accept (Late Middle English) from ad– ‘to’ and capere, anticipation (Late Middle English) ‘acting or taking in advance’, capacity (Late Middle English) ‘ability to hold’, caption (Late Middle English) originally ‘an act of capture’, captive (Late Middle English), catch (Middle English), chase (Middle English), conceive (Middle English) literally ‘take together’, except (Late Middle English) ‘take out of’, incapacity (early 17th century) ‘inability to hold’, intercept (Late Middle English) ‘to take between’, perceive (Middle English) ‘to hold entirely’, prince, receive (Middle English) ‘take back’, susceptible (early 17th century) literally ‘that can be taken from below’, etc.

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