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From adelante (forward).


  • IPA(key): /adelanˈtaɾ/, [a.ð̞e.lãn̪ˈt̪aɾ]


adelantar (first-person singular present adelanto, first-person singular preterite adelanté, past participle adelantado)

  1. (transitive) to bring forward, advance, to move forward (in space or time)
  2. (transitive) to pay in advance
    Synonym: anticipar
  3. (transitive) to outstrip, to outrun
  4. (intransitive) to make progress
    Synonym: avanzar
  5. (transitive) to overtake, to pass (to pass a more slowly moving object)
    Synonym: rebasar
  6. (transitive) to move up, speed up (to make something happen faster or come sooner)
    Synonyms: acelerar, apresurar
  7. (transitive) to fast forward (e.g. a film or recording)
  8. (reflexive) to preempt
  9. (reflexive) to anticipate, to forestall (+ a)
  10. (reflexive) to get ahead of, to stay ahead of (+ a)
  11. (reflexive) to jump the gun, get ahead of oneself
  12. (reflexive) to be brought forward


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