verb[no object] • formal
- 1Occur as a result: you never know what might eventuateMore example sentences
happen, occur, take place, chance to happen, arise, emerge, come about, transpire, materialize, appear, surface, crop up, spring up, present itself; ensue, follow, result, develop, supervene, be the result, be the consequenceNorth American • informal go downresult in, end in, have as a result, have as a consequence, lead to, give rise to, bring about, cause
- An expected personal following did not eventuate and he finished well short with just 615 votes.
- However, the Act has never been brought into force, in part because there was no strong interest in New Zealand, and in part because other developments internationally did not eventuate.
- It's not clear at this stage just exactly how that will be eventuating.
- 1.1 (eventuate in) Lead to as a result: circumstances that eventuate in crimeMore example sentences
- To drain me of my blood in order to stock a blood bank may eventuate in some therapeutic results for someone, but it is not therapeutic for me.
- That is, low levels of aptitude, a lack of interest in mathematics, and unfavourable attitudes toward the course tend to result in high levels of anxiety which eventuates in poor performance on the statistics examination.
- They are ‘replicated’ only by serving as stimuli for psychological processes eventuating in symbolic activity that stimulates other psychological processes.
late 18th century (originally US): from event, on the pattern of actuate.