transitive verb | \ an-ˈti-sə-ˌpāt \ | an·tic·i·pate
  1. : to bar or invalidate (a patent) by anticipation the patent on the compound had been anticipated by the Beilstein reference —Misani v. Ortho Pharm. Corp., 210 A.2d 609 (1965)

  1. : to negate the novelty of (an invention) by its appearance in prior art appeared to have anticipated a variable light makeup mirror —Wilson v. Bristol-Myers Co., 503 N.Y.S.2d 334 (1986)