Anticipate/Foresee

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armour65

Senior Member
United States English
Hi all,

Is "anticipare" a perfect synonym for "prevvedere" or "aspettarsi" in the sense of to "foresee"? An example might be:

I would never have been able to anticipate the effects of the earthquake.

*Non sarei mai stato in grado di anticipare gli effetti del terremoto.
 
  • theimposter

    Member
    Italian
    "anticipare" isn't a perfect synonym of "prevedere" e "aspettarsi" - to "foresee" is related to a mental activity while "anticipare" implies action not thought; "anticipare" e to "anticipate" are false friends.
     
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