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Synonyms for expect
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expect, anticipate(verb)

    regard something as probable or likely

    "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

    Synonyms:
    predict, await, counter, foreknow, previse, look for, forestall, look, gestate, wait, require, anticipate, call, prognosticate, look to, have a bun in the oven, foresee, carry, ask, foretell, forebode, bear, promise

  2. ask, require, expect(verb)

    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:
    await, call for, demand, enquire, inquire, need, look, involve, wait, want, require, have a bun in the oven, necessitate, postulate, anticipate, gestate, take, carry, ask, command, bear

  3. expect, look, await, wait(verb)

    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:
    count, await, search, appear, depend, hold back, seem, carry, hold off, front, reckon, look, gestate, wait, bet, attend, require, anticipate, waitress, take care, have a bun in the oven, face, ask, calculate, bear, see

  4. expect(verb)

    consider reasonable or due

    "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"

    Synonyms:
    require, gestate, look, wait, ask, carry, anticipate, have a bun in the oven, await, bear

  5. expect(verb)

    look forward to the birth of a child

    "She is expecting in March"

    Synonyms:
    require, gestate, look, wait, ask, carry, anticipate, have a bun in the oven, await, bear

  6. have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect(verb)

    be pregnant with

    "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"

    Synonyms:
    digest, abide, express, comport, tolerate, conceptualize, look, pack, have a bun in the oven, support, impart, require, behave, await, extend, run, sway, endure, put up, take, stick out, deport, assume, pay, ask, take over, dribble, channel, carry, transport, stomach, birth, stock, hold, transmit, conceptualise, have, deliver, acquit, brook, yield, turn out, convey, persuade, post, conduct, suffer, contain, stand, accept, gestate, wait, wear, stockpile, conceive, anticipate, give birth, bear

Wiktionary

  1. expect(verb)

    Synonyms:
    look for, anticipate, await, hope

  2. expect(verb)

    To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that).

    Synonyms:
    hope, await, look for, anticipate

  3. expect(verb)

    To consider obligatory or required.

    Synonyms:
    await, anticipate, hope, look for

  4. expect(verb)

    To consider reasonably due.

    You are expected to get the task done by the end of next week.

    Synonyms:
    await, look for, anticipate, hope

  5. expect(verb)

    to be pregnant, to consider a baby due

    Synonyms:
    hope, look for, await, anticipate

  6. expect(verb)

    To wait for; to await.

    Synonyms:
    hope, look for, anticipate, await

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expect

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, dwell, endure, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. expect

    Synonyms:
    anticipate, await, forecast, forebode, wait for, rely on, look for, foresee

    Antonyms:
    welcome, hail, recognize, greet, realize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    await, wait for

  2. expect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    anticipate, look for, look forward to, count upon, reckon upon, calculate upon, rely upon

  3. expect(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    HOPE, hope for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. expect(v)

    Synonyms:
    anticipate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    wait, await, hope, anticipate, expects, look

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How to say expect in sign language?

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How to use expect in a sentence?

  1. Chris Froome:

    Last year he made up a lot of time in the final week, and I expect he’s gonna to be one of the main guys putting us under pressure these next few days, i wouldn’t look at him in the same light as Nairo Quintana. He’s quietly doing his thing. I wouldn’t expect him to attack in the big mountain stages.

  2. Michael Mussallem:

    With the big production increase, that's a bit of a strain on our manufacturing operation, but we expect to be able to handle all that.

  3. Shearer Ian Elkins:

    I don't think it's been shorn before and I think he's five or six years old, i wouldn't say it's high quality but you wouldn't expect it to be after so long in the bush.

  4. Austin Perine:

    President Austin said,' Can we feed them ?' i didn't expect to feed homeless people that day. But when a 4-year-old asks you, what can you say ?

  5. Van Beurden:

    We can not burn all the hydrocarbon resources we have on the planet in an unmitigated way and not expect to have a CO2 loading in the atmosphere that is often being linked to the 2C scenario.


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