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expect meaning and definition

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Definition of expect (verb)

  1. regard something as probable or likely
    • "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
    • synonyms: anticipate
  2. consider obligatory; request and expect
    • "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"
    • synonyms: ask, require
  3. look forward to the probable occurrence of
    • "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
    • synonyms: await, look, wait
  4. consider reasonable or due
    • "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
  5. look forward to the birth of a child
    • "She is expecting in March"
  6. be pregnant with
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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