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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  
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