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anticipate
British English: /anˈtɪsɪpeɪt/
American English: /ænˈtɪsəˌpeɪt/

Translation of anticipate in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (expect, foresee)
    prévoir, s'attendre à (problem, trouble, delay, victory)
    to anticipate that …
    prévoir que …
    as anticipated
    comme prévu
    they are anticipating large crowds
    ils prévoient la venue de nombreuses personnes
    we anticipate meeting him soon
    nous pensons le rencontrer bientôt
    I didn't anticipate him doing that
    je ne m'attendais pas à ce qu'il fasse ça
    she eagerly anticipated the moment when she would tell him
    elle savourait le moment où elle allait le lui dire
  • 2 (guess in advance)
    anticiper (somebody's needs, movements, wishes, reaction, result)
  • 3 (preempt)
    devancer (person, act)
    he tried to lock the door but she anticipated him
    il a essayé de fermer la porte à clé mais elle l'a devancé
  • 4 (prefigure)
    préfigurer (later work, invention, development)

intransitive verb

  • but I'm anticipating a little
    (when telling story) mais j'anticipe
  • also: -anticipated
    (dans composés) much-anticipated
    tant attendu
    long-anticipated
    attendu depuis si longtemps

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