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      vb   tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive  
1    to regard as probable or likely; anticipate  
he expects to win     
2    to look forward to or be waiting for  
we expect good news today     
3    to decide that (something) is requisite or necessary; require  
the teacher expects us to work late today        (See also)        expecting  
     (C16: from Latin exspectare to watch for, from spectare to look at)  
  expectable      adj  
  expectably      adv  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    assume, believe, calculate, conjecture, forecast, foresee, imagine, presume, reckon, suppose, surmise, think, trust  
2    anticipate, await, bargain for, contemplate, envisage, hope for, look ahead to, look for, look forward to, predict, watch for  
3    call for, count on, demand, insist on, look for, rely upon, require, want, wish  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
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