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Verb: expect  ik'spekt
  1. Regard something as probable or likely
    "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow";
    - anticipate
     
  2. Consider obligatory; request and expect
    "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons";
    - ask, require
     
  3. Look forward to the probable occurrence of
    "We were expecting a visit from our relatives";
    - look, await, wait
     
  4. Consider reasonable or due
    "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
     
  5. Look forward to the birth of a child
    "She is expecting in March"
     
  6. Be pregnant with
    "They are expecting another child in January";
    - have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate

Derived forms: expected, expects, expecting

Type of: bear, birth, consider, deliver, demand, evaluate, give birth, have, judge, pass judgment, reckon, regard, see, view

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