eventuate [ih-ven-choo-eyt] ExamplesWord Origin verb (used without object), e·ven·tu·at·ed, e·ven·tu·at·ing.

  1. to have issue; result.
  2. to be the issue or outcome; come about.

Origin of eventuate 1780–90; Americanism; Latin ēventu(s) event + -ate1 Related formse·ven·tu·a·tion, noun Related Words for eventuated end, terminate, stop, ensue, befall, result, follow, happen, issue, occur Examples from the Web for eventuated Historical Examples of eventuated

  • Had it eventuated in failure, its leader would have been pronounced a pirate and filibuster.

    Aztec Land

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Then, late in the afternoon, there eventuated that which he had anticipated.

    The Crevice

    William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander

  • After that, I don’t remember what eventuated—not quite so clear.

    Yellowstone Nights

    Herbert Quick

  • In the sequel Mrs. Brownrigg eventuated, in the place of Miss Caldecott.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan

  • Well, to make a long story short; how do you think it eventuated, Squire?

    The Attache

    Thomas Chandler Haliburton

  • British Dictionary definitions for eventuated eventuate verb (intr)

    1. (often foll by in) to result ultimately (in)
    2. to come about as a resultfamine eventuated from the crop failure

    Derived Formseventuation, noun Word Origin and History for eventuated eventuate v.

    1789, from Latin eventus, past participle of eventire (see event).

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