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anticipate

Pronunciation: /ænˈtɪsəpeɪt; ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt/

Translation of anticipate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 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/infinitivo we don't anticipate making any major changes no tenemos previsto hacer ningún cambio importante 1.2 (look forward to) esperar 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) [movements/objections/needs] prever* I anticipated the blow vi venir* el golpe 2.2 (preempt) anticiparse a, adelantarse a they anticipated us by publishing their version first se nos anticiparon or adelantaron publicando antes su versión
    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.
  • 3 3.1 [income/inheritance] gastar de antemano; [command] 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.
    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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • anticiparse

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