American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To result ultimately: The epidemic eventuated in the deaths of thousands.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To culminate; close; terminate: as, the agitation against slavery eventuated in civil war.
- To fall out; happen; come to pass; result as an event or a consequence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To come out finally or in conclusion; to result; to come to pass.
- v. come out in the end
- From Latin ēventu(s) + -ate. (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“I would add to that concern the troubles that eventuate, as in the case of medical care, when government presumes to decide purchasing preferences -- to choose product winners or dictate consumer consumption patterns.”
“Besides, added the president, the ongoing hostilities between Mexico and Texas threatened to weaken both to such an extent as to invite foreign powers into the region, which could “eventuate in the most serious injury to the United States.””
“Citi estimates that should a deal eventuate, potash would account for around 10% of BHP's annual earnings, making a larger contribution than aluminium and thermal coal, but still well behind the nearly 80% of earnings generated across its carbon steel, petroleum and base metal divisions.”
“I think digital radio will eventuate itself in the future.”
“Maybe a physical reunion may eventuate if the island has gone back in time.”
“I've been to America twice now and am planning a third visit which won't eventuate for a good 2 years or so and it is this third visit where I intend to finally see some of this part of America.”
“Even with the best of intentions, terrible consequences can eventuate from the use of such power.”
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