Synonyms for expect
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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes
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).
To consider obligatory or required.
To consider reasonably due.
You are expected to get the task done by the end of next week.
to be pregnant, to consider a baby due
To wait for; to await.
English Synonyms and Antonyms3.7 / 3 votes
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,"
LyteHymn. 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.
Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.7 / 3 votes
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
regard something as probable or likely
"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
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
ask, require, expectverb
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"
expect, look, await, waitverb
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"
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
consider reasonable or due
"I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
look forward to the birth of a child
"She is expecting in March"
have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expectverb
be pregnant with
"She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, 'Who is destroying the world?' You are.
They created a 39-sided zoning lot, you would expect to see a rectangle of some kind. You might expect it to be bigger, you might expect smaller. But you wouldn't expect it to snake across the whole block.
When they expect more inflation, people spend less, not more, because they expect prices to go up, but they don't expect their incomes to go up as much, that's exactly what's happened under Kuroda-nomics.
Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
What shape we’d be in as a nation if we didn’t have you doing the job, we expect you to do everything. We expect you to be constitutional scholars. We expect you to have instantaneous reactions to a crisis without making any mistake or without knowing what’s behind that door or what’s in that guy’s pocket.
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- предполагам, очаквамBulgarian
- انتظار داشتنPersian
- odotella, odottaaFinnish
- s'attendre à, attendreFrench
- կարծել, սպասել, համարել, ակնկալել, ենթադրելArmenian
- forventeNorwegian Nynorsk
- spodziewać się, oczekiwaćPolish
- prever, esperarPortuguese
- ожидать, надеятьсяRussian
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