Adjective: expected ik'spek-tid
Verb: expect ik'spekt
- Considered likely or probable to happen or arrive
"prepared for the expected attack"
- Regard something as probable or likely
"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow";
- Consider obligatory; request and expect
"I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons";
- ask, require
- Look forward to the probable occurrence of
"We were expecting a visit from our relatives";
- look, await, wait
- Consider reasonable or due
"I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
- Look forward to the birth of a child
"She is expecting in March"
- Be pregnant with
"They are expecting another child in January";
- have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate
See also: anticipated, awaited, due, expectable, hoped-for, matter-of-course, unsurprising
Type of: bear, birth, consider, deliver, demand, evaluate, give birth, have, judge, pass judgment, reckon, regard, see, view
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