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expect

 
Verb expect has 6 senses
  1. expect, anticipate - regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
    --1 is one way to judge
    Derived forms: noun expectation3, noun expectation1
    Sample sentence:
    They expect to move
  2. ask, require, expect - 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"
    --2 is one way to demand
    Derived form: noun expectation1
    Sample sentence:
    They expect him to write the letter
  3. expect, look, await, wait - 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"
    Derived forms: noun expectation2, noun expectancy2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  4. expect - consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
    --4 is one way to
    see, consider, reckon, view, regard
    Derived form: noun expectation1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect - be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
    --5 is one way to give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have
    Derived form: noun expectation3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  6. expect - look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"
    --6 is one way to
    expect, look, await, wait
    Derived form: noun expectation2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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