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Definition of "eventuate" [e•ven•tu•ate]

  • To result ultimately: The epidemic eventuated in the deaths of thousands. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eventuate" in a sentence
  • "Damage that takes twenty to forty years to eventuate is notoriously hard to evaluate, anyway, and it is easy to dismiss, say, a cancer or an immune system failure that occurs in some retired sailer thirty years away from his one week participation in some nuclear test in the South pacific."
  • "The original plan to give the hoops to Second Harvest did not eventuate and for a while I was left with amazing hoops on my balcony waiting for some children to play with them."
  • "While some investors are buying gold to hedge against inflation, which is likely to eventuate from another round of stimulus, others are worried the U.S. economy will slip into recession without such help and are purchasing gold to hedge against possible losses in other assets."