Share this entry
American English: /ænˌtɪsəˈpeɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /antɪsɪˈpeɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of anticipation in Spanish:


  • 1 (foresight) 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (expectation) after months of anticipation
    tras meses de expectativa
    in anticipation of good weather
    esperando que iba a hacer buen tiempo
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.