transitive verb
1. (to predict) 
a. to anticipate 
El profesor anticipó el interés de los alumnos en los video juegos y los incorporó en su clase.The teacher anticipated his students' interest in video games and incorporated them into his class.
b. to foresee 
El adivino anticipó el terremoto una semana antes de que se produjera.The psychic anticipated the earthquake one week before it happened.
2. (to move ahead) 
a. to move up (United States) 
La dimisión del presidente obligó el gobierno a anticipar las elecciones.The president's resignation forced the government to move up the elections.
b. to bring forward (United Kingdom) 
Tuvimos que anticipar la fecha de la boda para que no coincidiera con el bautizo.We had to bring forward the date of the wedding so it wouldn't coincide with the baptism.
3. (to pay beforehand) 
a. to pay in advance 
El casero me dijo que tenía que anticipar seis meses de alquiler.The landlord told me I had to pay six months of rent in advance.
b. to advance 
Mamá, ¿me podrías anticipar la mitad de mi mesada de la semana entrante?Mom, could you advance half of my allowance for next week?
4. (to give information) 
a. to tell 
La profesora no nos quiso anticipar que temas cubrirá el examen final.The teacher didn't want to tell us which topics will be covered in the final exam.
pronominal verb
5. (to happen before expected) 
a. to arrive early 
El hurracán se anticipó y arruinó el banquete de bodas al aire libre.The hurricane arrived early and ruined the outdoor wedding reception.
b. to be early 
No esperábamos ser padres hasta marzo, pero el bebé se anticipó.We didn't expect to become parents until March, but the baby was early.
c. to come early 
Elena se anticipó y nos pilló preparando su fiesta sorpresa.Elena came early and caught us preparing her surprise party.
6. (to act earlier than others) 
a. to anticipate 
Mi novio se anticipó que quería casarme y les contó a mis padres.My boyfriend anticipated that I wanted to get married he told my parents.
b. to be ahead of one's time 
El artista se anticipó y utilizó colores vivos antes de que estuvieran de moda.The artist was ahead of his time and used vivid colors before they were in fashion.
c. to get ahead of oneself 
Me anticipé en la presentación y hablé del contenido del siguiente orador.I got ahead of myself in the presentation and discussed the following speaker's content.
d. to beat to it 
Quería regalarle a mi prima la cuna para su bebé, pero los abuelos se me anticiparon.I wanted to give my cousin the crib for her baby, but the grandparents beat me to it.
transitive verb
1. (prever) 
a. to anticipate 
2. (adelantar) 
a. to bring forward 
3. (pago) 
a. to pay in advance 
4. (información) 
no te puedo anticipar nadaI can't tell you anything just now
pronominal verb
5. (suceder antes) 
a. to arrive early 
se anticipó a su tiempohe was ahead of his time
6. (adelantarse) 
anticiparse a alguiento beat somebody to it
transitive verb
1 [+fecha, acontecimiento] to bring forward
anticiparon las vacaciones they took their holiday early; no anticipemos los acontecimientos let's not cross our bridges before we come to them; let's not get ahead of ourselves
2 [+factura etc] to pay in advance; [+dinero] to advance; lend; loan
anticipar algo con placer (esperar) to look forward to sth; anticipar las gracias a algn (adelantar) to thank sb in advance
4 (prever) to anticipate; foresee
anticipar que ... to anticipate that ...
pronominal verb
1 [+acontecimiento] to take place early
anticiparse a un acontecimiento to anticipate an event; anticiparse a algn to beat sb to it; usted se ha anticipado a mis deseos you have anticipated my wishes; anticiparse a hacer algo to do sth ahead of time; do sth before the proper time; anticiparse a una época to be ahead of one's time
Verb Conjugations for anticipar
Gerund: anticipando
Participle: anticipado
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