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

Translation of anticipate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (expect) the police do not anticipate violence
    la policía no prevé actos de violencia
    I don't anticipate any problems
    no creo que vaya a haber ningún problema
    it was more difficult than anticipated
    resultó más difícil de lo que se había previsto or de lo que se esperaba
    to anticipate -ing
    tener previsto + infinitive
    we don't anticipate making any major changes
    no tenemos previsto hacer ningún cambio importante
    1.2 (look forward to) an eagerly anticipated event
    un acontecimiento esperado con ansiedad
    Example sentences
    • This should draw a huge crowd to O'Hara Park as the clash will be eagerly awaited and anticipated by players, fans and supporters alike of both teams.
    • He spent his early years basking in the glow of late-night radio, listening to big-band jazz blasting live from hotels across London and eagerly anticipating the next hot chorus.
    • Carl and Kim had been eagerly anticipating the birth after Kim, a 33-year-old insurance account executive, discovered she was pregnant last year.
  • 2 2.1 (foresee and act accordingly)
    I anticipated the blow
    vi venir el golpe
    Example sentences
    • Argyle said it's just what was anticipated when long-range forecasts predicted up to 10 days without significant rain for most of the province.
    • Formal orders in this regard are anticipated in a day or so.
    • Given what is at stake the winners can anticipate a probable quarter-final against Wales.
    Example sentences
    • The basis of the case I had prepared neither required nor anticipated such witness attendance and perhaps with hindsight I should have walked away at this stage.
    • And so we are prepared to anticipate those requests.
    • Of course we had anticipated this, had prepared Lucky for Stone's questions.
    2.2 (preempt)
    anticiparse a
    adelantarse a
    they anticipated us by publishing their version first
    se nos anticiparon or adelantaron publicando antes su versión
  • 3 3.1
    gastar de antemano
    anticiparse or adelantarse a
    3.2 (be precursor of)
    anticiparse a
    Example sentences
    • While he professed a disdain for pure theory, Giblin anticipated some elements of the relationship between trade, national income, and employment that informed Keynesian economics.
    • His theory of imperialism anticipated European unification and contradictions associated today with globalization of production and markets.
    • Bolzano's theories of mathematical infinity anticipated Georg Cantor's theory of infinite sets.

intransitive verb

  • anticiparse
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