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See definition of wait for on Dictionary.com
  • as inexpect
  • as inanticipate

synonyms for wait for

  • 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
  • watch for
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antonyms for wait for

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  • disbelieve
  • disregard
  • know
  • misunderstand
  • neglect
  • overlook
  • be surprised
  • doubt
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How to use wait for in a sentence

As men fixed in the grip of nightmare, we were powerless—unable to do anything but wait.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He didn't need to wait—as the birds did—until an angleworm stuck his head above ground.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
The pig family did not know when Squinty would be taken away from them, and all they could do was to wait.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Janet might have said before leaving: "Tea had better not wait too long--Hilda has to be down at Clayhanger's at half-past six."
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
And Jimmy thought that if he must wait for him again he would wait in a pleasant place.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
He didn't even wait until he had found the opening in which his daughter had appeared.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
The knocker appeared to hear the response, and to assert that it was quite impossible he could wait so long.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
So it went, the time passed, and he could scarcely wait until the stage reached the little town where he now received his mail.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Wait patiently until your side move over from the Opposition to the Government benches.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Better wait till these county nobs have cleared, I suppose—there goes the last of 'em—now for it!
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
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