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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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