definition 1: to know or feel sure of in advance; believe certain or likely to happen.
example: I expected that you would say something like that, so I came prepared.
example: After that embarrassing incident, the president’s resignation was expected.
example: I expected to find him at home at that hour.
definition 2: to consider as one’s due or as fitting or proper in a particular situation.
example: We expect a full explanation from you.
example: One expects quiet in a library.
example: Men were expected to take off their hats in the presence of a lady.
definition 3: to consider (someone) under obligation to do something, or to consider (something) obligatory; require.
example: They expect their children to carry on the family traditions.
example: How can the professor expect us to finish this by Friday?
example: Good behavior is expected of students at this school.
example: I expect that you will keep your room clean and pay your rent on time.
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