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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

How to pronounce expect?

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How to say expect in sign language?

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How to use expect in a sentence?

  1. Matthew Tuttle:

    It's going to go back and forth, and it looks like it's going to depend on what the price of oil does today, expect more of the usual - lots of volatility - and it will be interesting to see if the bulls rally this thing or the bears try to sell it off.

  2. Robert Hvide Macleod:

    We have not lifted anything yet, there are still terms of insurance and payments. There are still some outstanding (issues). (But) we expect that to be in place within two to three months, that could change, but two to three months (is) our estimate.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Hope is synonymous with expectation. In the sense that, whatever you earnestly expect is what you will experience. So what has been your hope all these while? Whatever/however, you've got to hope for riches never poverty, hope for success never failure, hope for greatness never commonness, hope for salvation never damnation.

  4. Energy Aspects analyst Trevor Sikorksi:

    The facility is showing signs of wear and tear and we have seen a decrease in the operational reliability of Rough over the last couple of years. It is hard to expect that it will get better.

  5. Maria Sharapova:

    I don't expect extremely long rallies against an opponent like that, but sometimes it's not what it takes to win a match, and I think you have to kind of take care of your service games, and I have to serve better than I have been and take care of the return.


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