Expect - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈspekt|  American pronunciation of the word expect
Brit.  |ɪkˈspɛkt|  British pronunciation of the word expect


- regard something as probable or likely(syn: anticipate)
- consider obligatory; request and expect(syn: ask, require)
- look forward to the probable occurrence of(syn: await, look, wait)
- consider reasonable or due
- look forward to the birth of a child
- be pregnant with(syn: bear, carry, gestate)


As expected, the election was very close.

It's expected that the new products will be available next month.

Prices are expected to rise.

He's opposed to the new law, as you might expect.

Good things sometimes happen when you least expect them.

I'm expecting a phone call.

The expected delivery date is next month.

He's a teacher who expects hard work from his students.

We expected more from you.

This is not the kind of behavior I expected of you.

We'll expect you for dinner on Thursday.

Don't expect sudden improvements from this class.

The whole family expects great things of him.

I expect my friend was a paragon of sanctity.

I expect to be back within a week.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: expect
he/she/it: expects
present participle: expecting
past tense: expected
past participle: expected
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