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Spanish translation of “anticipate”


verb /ӕnˈtisəpeit/
to expect (something)
esperar , contar con
I’m not anticipating any trouble .
to see what is going to be wanted , required etc in the future and do what is necessary
A businessman must try to anticipate what his customers will want .
anticipation noun
expectación , ilusión
I’m looking forward to the concert with anticipation (= expectancy , excitement ).
(Definition of anticipate from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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