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  Definition of expect
  1. be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
  2. look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"
  3. consider reasonable or due; "I''m expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
  4. regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
Similar Words: have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, anticipate, look, await, wait, ask, require

 

Hyponyms: think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess, assume, presume, take for granted, speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, believe, trust, look forward, look to, hang on, hold the line, hold on, anticipate, look for, call

 

Grouped Verbs: give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have, have a bun in the oven, carry, gestate, look, await, wait, anticipate

 

Entailments: conceive

 

Derivational Morphology: expectation, gestation, gestation period, pregnancy, maternity, anticipation, outlook, prospect, waiter, expectancy, requirement, demand

 

Anagrams: except

 

 
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