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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 for "expect":

    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. Homeland Security official:

    We expect the number of passengers to decline dramatically and relatively quickly, we would expect to see some airlines pull down flights. Not all flights, but to reduce the number of their flights.

  2. Robert Wessman:

    We have grown from a small base in the U.S. back in 2009 to a global player with operations in 35 countries, our growth has been 76 percent a year in the past six years, a majority being organic, but with access to network and capital from our partners you should expect to see more acquisitions.

  3. Matthew Knight:

    In the next 10 years, we expect to begin seeing more objects like' Oumuamua. The LSST will be leaps and bounds beyond any other survey we have in terms of capability to find small interstellar visitors, we may start seeing a new object every year. That's when we'll start to know whether' Oumuamua is weird, or common. If we find 10-20 of these things and' Oumuamua still looks unusual, we'll have to reexamine our explanations.

  4. Scott Smith:

    We've had nine years of Conservative leadership now, so for the most part ... Canada and the international investment community knows what to expect from a Conservative government.

  5. Scott Barkow:

    We expect that Europe will keep interest rates low for some time, so we are looking toward international dividend-bearing companies.


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