expect definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To look forward to the possible incident or appearance of: anticipating a telephone telephone call; expects rainfall on Sunday.
    • To consider likely or particular: expect you'll see them quickly. See Usage Note at anticipate.
    • to take into account reasonable or because of: We anticipate an apology.
    • to think about obligatory; require: The school wants its pupils becoming timely.
    • Informal To presume; suppose.
    • To wait for; to await.
    • to take into consideration (psychologically); to look toward, regarding something that is known become going to happen or come; having a previous apprehension of, whether of great or bad; to look for with confidence; to anticipate; -- frequently accompanied by an infinitive, occasionally by a clause (with, or without, that).
    • to hold back; to stay.
    • To look forward to the possible incident or look of: expecting a telephone call; expects rain on Sunday.
    • to take into account most likely or particular: be prepared to see all of them soon. See Usage Note at expect.
    • to think about reasonable or because of: We expect an apology.
    • To consider obligatory; require: the institution expects its students to-be promptly.
    • Informal To presume; assume.
    • to attend for; to await.
    • to find (mentally); to check toward, concerning a thing that is believed to-be going to occur or come; having a previous apprehension of, whether of good or wicked; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- frequently followed by an infinitive, often by a clause (with, or without, that).
    • To wait; to keep.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to check forward to the beginning of your respective kid. Utilized in modern tenses: His cousin is anticipating in-may.
    • To be pregnant. Used in progressive tenses: My wife is expecting again.
    • To look toward the birth of your son or daughter. Used in modern tenses: their sis is expecting in May.
    • is expecting. Used in progressive tenses: my spouse is anticipating once more.
  • verb:
    • to take into consideration (mentally); to look toward, regarding something which is known become planning to occur or come; to possess a previous apprehension of, whether of great or evil; to look for with a few confidence; to anticipate; -- usually followed closely by an infinitive, often by a clause (with, or without, that).
    • to think about obligatory or needed.
    • to take into account fairly because of.
    • to be pregnant, to take into account a child because of
    • to hold back for; to await.
    • be expecting with
    • consider anything as probable or likely
    • consider reasonable or because of
    • enjoy the birth of a kid
    • look forward to the possible incident of
    • consider obligatory; demand and anticipate
    • To look for (mentally); to check forward to, concerning something which is known is going to take place or come; having a previous apprehension of, whether of great or bad; to take into consideration with self-confidence; to anticipate; -- frequently accompanied by an infinitive, often by a clause (with, or without, that).
    • to take into account obligatory or needed.
    • to think about sensibly due.
    • is pregnant, to think about a baby due
    • To wait for; to await.
    • be pregnant with
    • regard some thing as probable or most likely
    • consider reasonable or due
    • enjoy the delivery of a young child
    • look ahead to the likely occurrence of
    • consider obligatory; request and anticipate
  • noun:
    • Hope.
    • Hope.
    • Expectation.
    • hope.
  • others:
    • to find; await; await
    • To look for with anticipation; believe in the occurrence or perhaps the coming of; await as more likely to occur or even to appear.
    • To reckon upon, as one thing become done, granted, or yielded; desire with full confidence or guarantee: as, to expect obedience or aid; i will expect to realize that job finished by Saturday; you might be expected to be peaceful.
    • To count upon in terms of anything; trust or trust to-do or act in some specified way; need or phone upon expectantly: as, I anticipate that follow, or even perform an activity.
    • To assume; reckon; conclude: put on things past or provide and to things future: since, I anticipate he went along to city yesterday.
    • to wait patiently; stay.
    • to take into consideration; await; await
    • to take into consideration with expectation; believe in the occurrence or even the coming of; await as very likely to occur or even appear.
    • To reckon upon, as something to be done, awarded, or yielded; desire with certainty or guarantee: as, you may anticipate obedience or aid; I shall expect to discover that task finished by Saturday; you are expected to be quiet.
    • To count on concerning anything; trust or are based upon doing or work in a few specified means; require or phone upon expectantly: because, I anticipate that follow, or even do a task.
    • To assume; reckon; conclude: put on things past or provide plus to things future: since, I anticipate he went along to city yesterday.
    • To wait; stay.

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