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See definition of expect on Dictionary.com
  • verbbelieve strongly; anticipate
  • verbwant, wish

synonyms for expect

  • await
  • forecast
  • foresee
  • hope
  • predict
  • suppose
  • take
  • think
  • apprehend
  • assume
  • calculate
  • conjecture
  • contemplate
  • divine
  • envisage
  • feel
  • figure
  • foreknow
  • gather
  • imagine
  • look
  • presume
  • presuppose
  • reckon
  • sense
  • surmise
  • suspect
  • trust
  • understand
  • bargain for
  • bargain on
  • be afraid
  • count on
  • hope for
  • in the cards
  • look ahead to
  • look for
  • look forward to
  • see coming
  • wait for
  • watch for
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antonyms for expect

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  • disbelieve
  • disregard
  • know
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • overlook
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    The verb expect implies confidently believing, usually for good reasons, that an event will occur: to expect a visit from a friend. To anticipate is to look forward to an event and even to picture it: Do you anticipate trouble? Hope implies a wish that an event may take place and an expectation that it will: to hope for the best. Await (wait for) implies being alert and ready, whether for good or evil: to await news after a cyclone.

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    How to use expect in a sentence

    Lawmakers are expected to be in Washington until the start of October, after which they are scheduled to return to their home districts for the last weeks of the campaign season.
    ELECTION LIVE UPDATES: TRUMP RETURNS TO WISCONSIN; BIDEN TO FACE LIVE AUDIENCE AT TOWN HALLCOLBY ITKOWITZ, FELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    She is expected to continue in her role next year, if Democrats retain control the House.
    TRUMP MOVES CLOSER TO PELOSI IN ECONOMIC AID TALKS, AND HOUSE SPEAKER MUST DECIDE NEXT MOVERACHAEL BADE, ERICA WERNERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    Biden’s team is going after a population that is generally more averse to in-person interactions and more of his supporters are expected to cast ballots over the next month, either by mail or through early voting.
    TRUMP AND HIS CAMPAIGN TRY TO ALLAY CONCERNS ABOUT TRAILING BIDEN IN TELEVISION ADSMICHAEL SCHERER, JOSH DAWSEYSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    Even in states that haven’t made absentee voting easier, the number of ballot requests is still expected to spike.
    VOTE BY MAIL: WHICH STATES ALLOW ABSENTEE VOTINGKATE RABINOWITZ, BRITTANY MAYESSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    Redfield told the panel he expected a vaccine to start being available in November or December.
    TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL SAYS STATES NEED ABOUT $6 BILLION FROM CONGRESS TO DISTRIBUTE CORONAVIRUS VACCINELENA H. SUNSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    For example, there have been 263,000 more deaths in the United States in 2020 than would have been expected based on the past several years.
    TRUMP BLAMES BLUE STATES FOR THE CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL — BUT MOST RECENT DEATHS HAVE BEEN IN RED STATESPHILIP BUMPSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    In government personnel lingo, positions that are expected to continue indefinitely are called “permanent” — even though they may turn out not to be — while those with an expected ending date are “temporary” or “term.”
    NONPERMANENT FEDERAL WORKERS COULD BE HIRED FOR UP TO 10 YEARS UNDER TRUMP PROPOSALERIC YODERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    While dozens who have directly espoused or at least flirted with the fringe right-wing conspiracy group’s beliefs have been on the ballot this year, only a handful have won their primaries, and just a few are expected to win their race in November.
    TRUMP, IN TOWN HALL, SAYS HE WOULDN’T HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY ON PANDEMICCOLBY ITKOWITZ, JOSH DAWSEY, FELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    You speak with about as little reflection as we might expect from one of those children down there playing in the sand.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    Why expect that extraordinary virtues should be in one person united, when one virtue makes a man extraordinary?
    PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
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    WORDS RELATED TO EXPECT

    • anticipate
    • bide
    • expect
    • linger
    • pause
    • remain
    • rest
    • sojourn
    • stay
    • stick around
    • stop
    • tarry
    • wait
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