expect  

  • Definition of expect

    • (v): be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"  
    • (v): look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"  
    • (v): consider reasonable or due; "I''m expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"  
    • (v): regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): 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"  

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