anticipate

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
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.).
intransitive verb
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.).
transitive verb
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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