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, 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"
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"
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, expect(verb)
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
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.
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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.
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How to use expect in a sentence?
We expect the capital markets and our portfolio to continue to be volatile.
Obviously this is a big deal for the economy in the long term, dairy and baby-related stocks are all benefiting, and I expect real estate, education and healthcare to also get some support.
I don't expect anything different out of the FOMC meeting today. Investors tend to take a cautious stand ahead of such meetings and that's why we aren't seeing too much a rally today.
You had very wealthy women presenting in their 50s with end-stage liver disease, you don't expect that in the U.K. equivalent of the Hamptons.
I wouldn’t expect the Super Bowl to be a place where many unvaccinated people are congregating, no special precautions are being taken. If people are having fever or rash, they need to let their doctor or nurse know about that, and clinicians caring for people with rash or fever need to ‘think measles.’.
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- предполагам, очаквамBulgarian
- انتظار داشتنPersian
- odotella, odottaaFinnish
- s'attendre à, attendreFrench
- ենթադրել, ակնկալել, կարծել, սպասել, համարելArmenian
- forventeNorwegian Nynorsk
- oczekiwać, spodziewać sięPolish
- esperar, preverPortuguese
- надеяться, ожидатьRussian
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