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expect

ex·pect

expect

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk spekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: expected, expecting, expects
definition 1: to hope for or look forward to.
They expected a letter from their son to arrive soon.
synonyms:
anticipate, await, hope for
antonyms:
doubt
similar words:
bank on, calculate upon, count on, foresee, predict, trust, wait for, watch for
definition 2: to know in advance or believe certain or likely to happen.
They expected the enemy's attack, and they were ready to defend themselves.
synonyms:
anticipate, foresee
definition 3: to consider fitting, proper, or required in a particular situation.
We expect an apology from you right now.We expected a clean room at the hotel.You're expected to take off your hat when you enter.
definition 4: (informal) to guess or suppose.
I expect you're tired after your run.
synonyms:
guess, presume, reckon, suppose
similar words:
suspect
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