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anticiperen op de verwachting

English translation: act in anticipation of

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Dutch term or phrase:anticiperen op de verwachting
English translation:act in anticipation of
Entered by: Lucy Simpson
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03:35 Jul 13, 2001
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
Dutch term or phrase: anticiperen op de verwachting
I'm not sure whether this is actually tautology, or whether I should be translating this as 'anticipating the prospect of'. Why would the Dutch have used this phrasing in the following sentence:
In de afgelopen maand hebben we voorzichting geanticipeerd op de verwachting dat het economisch dieptepunt nabij was.
Lucy Simpson
Local time: 15:03
Comes close to a tautology I think.
Explanation:
'In the past month we prudently acted in anticipation of .....'

As a matter of interest, "anticipate" is very often erroneously used in English in the meaning of "expect", whereas to my way of thinking these two words are not synonymous.
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xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 17:03
Grading comment
I like 'act in anticipation of' - there are other points in the text where I could use that, so thank you!
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Summary of answers provided
nawe anticipated the prospect of a downfall...
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naYes.
Davorka Grgic
naComes close to a tautology I think.xxxjarry
naTo anticipate the expectedMeturgan


  

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11 mins
To anticipate the expected


Explanation:
A possibility.
With kind regards,
Daniel Meturgan


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Meturgan
Hungary
Local time: 16:03
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18 mins
Comes close to a tautology I think.


Explanation:
'In the past month we prudently acted in anticipation of .....'

As a matter of interest, "anticipate" is very often erroneously used in English in the meaning of "expect", whereas to my way of thinking these two words are not synonymous.

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 17:03
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
Grading comment
I like 'act in anticipation of' - there are other points in the text where I could use that, so thank you!
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19 mins
Yes.


Explanation:
Van Dale

anticiperen op iets
anticipate something

vervachting

2 dat wat men verwacht
expectation
hope, prospect

Suggestion:

they prudently anticipated upward trend in the economy

HTH

Davorka Grgic
Local time: 16:03
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
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35 mins
we anticipated the prospect of a downfall...


Explanation:
or something along that line, is indeed correct.
As you stated, it looks a bit like a tautology at first sight, but your context reveals a different story, which could read more or less as follows:
'we anticipated the (general) expectations of a worsening economy (e.g. high(er) inflation is expected, stock exchanges will perform badly, etc) and, therefore, we e.g. sold some of our stock, kept more cash , invested less,etc because you never know etc'.
Sound thinking, I say :)

HTH

Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 16:03
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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