anticipate
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anticipate(
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tih
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sih
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peyt
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to expect as certain)
a. esperar
The police anticipated riots after the announcements.La policía esperaba que se produjeran disturbios como consecuencia de los anuncios.
b. prever
They haven't signed the contract yet, but I'm not anticipating any problems.Todavía no han firmado el contrato, pero no preveo ningún problema.
c. tener previsto
They didn't anticipate having to make any reductions in the immediate future.No tenían previsto tener que hacer ningún recorte de manera inmediata.
d. calcular
They anticipate thousands of entries in the competition.Calculan que habrá miles de participantes en la competición.
2. (to predict)
a. prever
The stock broker anticipated the market crash and was able to sell all his shares.El corredor de bolsa previó la quiebra del mercado y logró vender todas sus acciones.
b. anticipar
The polls anticipated quite accurately the results of the election.Las encuestas anticiparon con bastante exactitud los resultados electorales.
3. (to look forward to)
a. estar deseando
James eagerly anticipated the trip to see his grandmother.James estaba deseando ir a visitar a su abuela.
4. (to act before)
a. anticiparse a
Their research team anticipated us, and secured the patent.Su equipo de investigación se nos anticipó y consiguió la patente.
b. adelantarse a
The other TV station always manages to anticipate us because they have a helicopter.El otro canal de televisión siempre se nos consigue adelantar porque tiene un helicóptero.
5. (to happen before)
a. anticiparse a
Their early discoveries anticipated many of the developments that would take place during the following century.Sus tempranos descubrimientos se anticiparon a muchos de los avances que tendrían lugar durante el siglo siguiente.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to act too soon)
a. anticiparse
I anticipated too much, leaving my left side exposed, and the other boxer dealt me a right hook.Me anticipé demasiado, dejé mi lado izquierdo expuesto, y el otro boxeador me dio un gancho de derecha.
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anticipate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (expect)
a. esperar
2. (foresee)
a. prever
as anticipated, there was troublecomo se preveía, hubo problemas
3. (foreshadow)
a. anticipar, anunciar
4. (do or say before)
a. adelantarse a
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anticipate [ænˈtɪsɪpeɪt]
transitive verb
1 (expect) [+trouble, pleasure] esperar; contar con
this is worse than I anticipated esto es peor de lo que esperaba; the police anticipated trouble la policía esperaba disturbios; la policía contaba con que hubiera disturbios; I anticipate seeing him tomorrow espero or cuento con verlo mañana; as anticipated según se esperaba; como esperábamos; the anticipated audience did not materialize no apareció el público que se esperaba or con que se había contado; an eagerly-anticipated event un acontecimiento muy esperado; to anticipate that ... prever que ...; calcular que ...; do you anticipate that this will be easy? ¿crees que esto va a resultar fácil?; we anticipate that he will come in spite of everything contamos con que or esperamos que venga a pesar de todo
2 (foresee) [+event] prever; [+question, objection, wishes] anticipar
anticipated cost (Comm) coste (m) previsto; anticipated profit beneficios (m) previstos
3 (forestall) [+person] anticiparse a; adelantarse a; [+event] anticiparse a; prevenir
you have anticipated my wishes usted se ha anticipado or adelantado a mis deseos; you have anticipated my orders (wrongly) usted ha actuado sin esperar mis órdenes
In the '50s, Rauschenberg anticipated the conceptual art movement of the '80s They anticipated Columbus' discovery of America by 200 years
intransitive verb
(act too soon) anticiparse
It's always dangerous to anticipate
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anticipar
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Listen to an audio pronunciation
anticipar(
ahn
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tee
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see
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pahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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
Regionalism used in the United States
(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.
anticiparse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
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.
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anticipar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (prever)
a. to anticipate
2. (adelantar)
a. to bring forward
3. (pago)
a. to pay in advance
4. (información)
a.
no te puedo anticipar nadaI can't tell you anything just now
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
5. (suceder antes)
a. to arrive early
se anticipó a su tiempohe was ahead of his time
6. (adelantarse)
a.
anticiparse a alguiento beat somebody to it
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anticipar
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
3
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
anticiparse
1 [+acontecimiento] to take place early
2
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
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