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Dictionary definition for: Expect

1. (v) regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"

2. (v) consider obligatory; request and expect; "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"

3. (v) 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"

4. (v) consider reasonable or due; "I''m expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"

5. (v) be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child" "The are expecting another child in January" "I am carrying his child"

6. (v) look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"

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