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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, think, 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 require (someone) to do something, or believe that someone will do something that is wanted.
The father expected his son to continue the family business.Good behavior is expected of students at this school.
definition 4: to consider fitting or proper 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 5: (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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