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expect - Dictionary definition and meaning for word expect

Definition
(verb) regard something as probable or likely
Synonyms : anticipate
Example Sentence
  • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

Definition
(verb) consider obligatory; request and expect
Synonyms : ask , require
Example Sentence
  • We require our secretary to be on time
  • Aren't we asking too much of these children?
  • I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

Definition
(verb) look forward to the probable occurrence of
Synonyms : await , look , wait
Example Sentence
  • We were expecting a visit from our relatives
  • She is looking to a promotion
  • he is waiting to be drafted

Definition
(verb) consider reasonable or due
Example Sentence
  • I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed

Definition
(verb) look forward to the birth of a child
Example Sentence
  • She is expecting in March

Definition
(verb) be pregnant with
Example Sentence
  • She is bearing his child
  • The are expecting another child in January
  • I am carrying his child

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