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verb 
  1. To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated.
    • Good: I will expect you. Shakespeare
    • Expecting thy reply. Shakespeare
    • The Somersetshire or yellow regiment ... was expected to arrive on the following day. Macaulay.
      1. to consider obligatory or required;
      2. to consider reasonably due;
      You are expected to get the task done by the end of next week.
      1. (obsolete) To wait for; to await.
    • Let's in, and there expect their coming. Shakespeare
Translations: 
  • German: erwarten (1,2,3)
  • French: attendre
Etymology: Latin expectatum (to look out for, await, expect), exLatin, ex (out) + spectare (to look at). Confer spectacle.


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