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

Translation of anticipate in Italian:

transitive verb

  • 1 (expect, foresee)
    (problem, trouble, delay, victory)
    to anticipate that …
    prevedere che …
    as anticipated they are anticipating large crowds we anticipate meeting him soon
    ci aspettiamo di incontrarlo presto
    I didn't anticipate him doing that
    non mi aspettavo che facesse questo
    she eagerly anticipated the moment when she would tell him
    pregustava con impazienza il momento in cui glielo avrebbe detto
  • 2 (guess in advance)
    (somebody's needs, movements, wishes, reaction, result)
  • 3 (pre-empt)
    (person, act)
    he tried to lock the door but she anticipated him
    cercò di chiudere la porta a chiave ma lei lo precedette

intransitive verb

  • fare un'anticipazione, delle anticipazioni
    but I'm anticipating a little (when telling story)
    ma sto andando troppo avanti

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