Translation of anticipation in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ænˌtɪsəˈpeɪʃən; ænˌtɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/


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  • 1.1 (foresight) previsión (feminine) to act with anticipation obrar con previsión anticipation of your opponent's moves is very important es muy importante saber anticiparse a las jugadas del contrincante thanking you in anticipation agradeciéndole de antemano su atención she resigned in anticipation of her dismissal previendo que la iban a despedir, renunció
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    • Each day, we awaken with certain expectations and anticipations: people we will see, things we plan to do, obligations or tasks to be fulfilled.
    • He'd wanted some hope that his negative anticipations would be proven wrong, but I had just confirmed that leaving college would not only be as bad as he feared, but actually much worse.
    • After a pleasant journey we arrived safely - yet it was far from our anticipations and the mood of contentment lapsed.
    1.2 (expectation) expectativa (feminine) after months of anticipation tras meses de expectativa in anticipation of good weather esperando que iba a hacer buen tiempo 1.3 (of funds) anticipo (masculine)

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