AskDefine | Define eventuate

Dictionary Definition

eventuate v : come out in the end

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From the Latin eventu(s), event + -ate

Verb

(intransitive)
  1. To come out finally or in conclusion
  2. To come to pass
  3. To result in (an event or events)
  4. To have a (final) issue
  5. To conclude in an issue

Quotations

  • 1847, Karl Marx (Writing in the chartist newspaper Northern Star), Marx Engels Collected Works Volume 6, 290
    Is that to say we are against Free Trade? No, we are for Free Trade, because by Free Trade all economical laws, with their most astounding contradictions, will act upon a larger scale, upon the territory of the whole earth; and because from the uniting of all these contradictions in a single group, where they will stand face to face, will result the struggle which will itself eventuate in the empancipation of the proletariat.
  • 2004, Adi Koila Mara Nailatikau, Fiji Senate Speech, 22 October 2004,
    Reconciliation cannot eventuate or materialise until the proper legal procedures have been followed, that is without interference from external forces.

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