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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
expect (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
archaic - wait stay
2.
to look forward
3.
transitive verb
to be pregnant await the birth of one's child - used in progressive tenses she's expecting next month
1.
archaic - await
2.
to anticipate or look forward to the coming or occurrence of - we expect them any minute now expected a telephone call
3.
- suppose think
4.
a) to consider probable or certain - expect to be forgiven expect that things will improve
b) to consider reasonable, due, or necessary - expected hard work from the students
c) to consider bound in duty or obligated - they expect you to pay your bills
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
expect (verb)
to believe in the future occurrence of (something)
SYNONIMS:
anticipate, await, hope (for), watch (for)
RELATED WORDS:
bank on, count (on upon), depend (on upon), rely (on upon), wait (for); envisage, envision, foresee; foretell, predict, prophesy; assume, presume, presuppose; contemplate, eye, view
look for, look forward to
NEAR ANTONYMS:
doubt, question
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