HyperDic: expect

English > 6 senses of the word expect:
VERBcognitionexpect, anticipateregard something as probable or likely
communicationexpect, ask, requireconsider obligatory
cognitionexpect, look, await, waitlook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of
cognitionexpectconsider reasonable or due
bodyexpectlook forward to the birth of a child
bodyexpect, have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestatebe pregnant with
expect > pronunciation
Soundsihkspeh'kt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > expect: 6 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningregard something as probable or likely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelThey expect to move
Example"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
Synonymanticipate
Narrowerassume, presume, take for grantedtake to be the case or to be true
believe, trustBe confident about something
speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, supposeTo believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guessExpect, believe, or suppose
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Similar toexpect, look, await, waitlook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of
Spanishanticipar, esperar, prever
Catalananticipar, esperar, expectar, preveure
Adjectivesexpectantmarked by eager anticipation
Nounsexpectationbelief about (or mental picture of) the future
expectationthe feeling that something is about to happen / happen / happen
English > expect: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningConsider obligatory; request and expect.
PatternSomebody ----s something from somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey expect him to write the letter
Example "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
Synonymsask, require
Narrowercallrequire the presentation of for redemption before maturation
Broaderdemandrequest urgently and forcefully
Spanishanticipar, esperar, pedir, requerir
Catalananticipar, demanar, esperar, requerir
Nounsexpectationbelief about (or mental picture of) the future
English > expect: 6 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaninglook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Example"We were expecting a visit from our relatives"
Synonymslook, await, wait
Narroweranticipate, look for, look toBe excited or anxious about
expectlook forward to the birth of a child
hang on, hold the line, hold onhold the phone line open
look forwardExpect or hope for
look toTurn one's interests or expectations towards
Similar toexpect, anticipateregard something as probable or likely
Spanishaguardar, anticipar, contar, esperar con expectación, esperar
Catalanaguardar, anticipar, esperar
Adjectivesexpectantmarked by eager anticipation
Nounsexpectancysomething expected (as on the basis of a norm)
expectationanticipating with confidence of fulfillment
English > expect: 6 senses > verb 4, cognition
MeaningConsider reasonable or due.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
Broadersee, consider, reckon, view, regarddeem to be
Nounsexpectationbelief about (or mental picture of) the future
English > expect: 6 senses > verb 5, body
Meaninglook forward to the birth of a child.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"She is expecting in March"
Broaderexpect, look, await, waitlook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of
Similar tohave a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expectBe pregnant with
Spanishaguardar, esperar
Catalanesperar
Adjectivesexpectantin an advanced stage of pregnancy
Nounsexpectationanticipating with confidence of fulfillment
English > expect: 6 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningBe pregnant with.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example "The are expecting another child in January"
Synonymshave a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate
EntailsconceiveBecome pregnant
Entailed bycarry to termcarry out a pregnancy
Broadergive birth, deliver, bear, birth, haveCause to be born
Similar toexpectlook forward to the birth of a child
give birth, deliver, bear, birth, haveCause to be born
Spanishaguardar, esperar
Catalanesperar
Adjectivesexpectantin an advanced stage of pregnancy
Nounsexpectationthe feeling that something is about to happen / happen / happen

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