expect: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ik-spekt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to look forward to; regard as likely to happen; anticipate the occurrence or the coming of: I expect to read it. I expect him later. She expects that they will come.
  2. to look for with reason or justification: We expect obedience.
  3. to suppose or surmise; guess: I expect that you are tired from the trip.
  4. to anticipate the birth of (one's child): Paul and Sylvia expect their second very soon.
  1. to be pregnant: The cat is expecting again.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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