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Definition 1: be pregnant with - [verb of body]

Samples where expect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is bearing his child
  • The are expecting another child in January
  • I am carrying his child

Synonyms for expect in the sense of this definition

(expect has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be born

"My wife had twins yesterday!"

(expect implies ...) become pregnant; undergo conception

"She cannot conceive" "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"

(expect has a similar meaning as ...) look forward to the birth of a child

"She is expecting in March"

Definition 2: look forward to the birth of a child - [verb of body]

Samples where expect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is expecting in March

(expect is a kind of ...) look forward to the probable occurrence of

"We were expecting a visit from our relatives" "She is looking to a promotion" "he is waiting to be drafted"

(expect has a similar meaning as ...) be pregnant with

"She is bearing his child" "The are expecting another child in January" "I am carrying his child"

Definition 3: regard something as probable or likely - [verb of cognition]

Samples where expect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

Synonyms for expect in the sense of this definition

(expect is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of expect ) expect, believe, or suppose

"I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel" "I thought to find her in a bad state" "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen" "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"

(... is a kind of expect ) take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof

"I assume his train was late"

(... is a kind of expect ) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

"Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

(... is a kind of expect ) be confident about something

"I believe that he will come back from the war"

(expect has a similar meaning as ...) look forward to the probable occurrence of

"We were expecting a visit from our relatives" "She is looking to a promotion" "he is waiting to be drafted"

Definition 4: look forward to the probable occurrence of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where expect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We were expecting a visit from our relatives
  • She is looking to a promotion
  • he is waiting to be drafted

Synonyms for expect in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of expect ) look forward to the birth of a child

"She is expecting in March"

(... is a kind of expect ) expect or hope for

"I look to hear from you soon"

(... is a kind of expect ) turn one's interests or expectations towards

"look to the future" "this method looks to significant wavings"

(... is a kind of expect ) hold the phone line open

"Please hang on while I get your folder"

(... is a kind of expect ) be excited or anxious about

(expect has a similar meaning as ...) regard something as probable or likely

"The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

Definition 5: consider reasonable or due - [verb of cognition]

Samples where expect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed

(expect is a kind of ...) deem to be

"She views this quite differently from me" "I consider her to be shallow" "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

Definition 6: consider obligatory; request and expect - [verb of communication]

Samples where expect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We require our secretary to be on time
  • Aren't we asking too much of these children?
  • I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

Synonyms for expect in the sense of this definition

(expect is a kind of ...) request urgently and forcefully

"The victim's family is demanding compensation" "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately" "She demanded to see the manager"

(... is a kind of expect ) require the presentation of for redemption before maturation

"Call a bond"

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