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1. expect

verb. ['ɪkˈspɛkt'] regard something as probable or likely.

Synonyms

  • reckon
  • guess
  • suppose
  • presume
  • assume
  • hypothesise
  • believe
  • trust
  • speculate
  • judge
  • theorise
  • pass judgment
  • hypothesize
  • await
  • think
  • hypothecate
  • anticipate
  • wait
  • imagine
  • opine
  • conjecture
  • evaluate
  • theorize
  • look

Antonyms

  • stay
  • give
  • stand still
  • leave office

Etymology

  • expectare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Expect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select

Example sentences of the word expect


1. Verb, base form
Don't expect your child to catch the scarves just yet.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
A per diem charge is the amount they expect to be paid for one day of work.

Quotes containing the word expect


1. When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
- John Ruskin

2. Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she'll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life.
- W. C. Fields

3. With the sugar market hysteria, the people are obviously worried and expect higher inflation. When this hysteria subsides, which we're probably observing, then I hope that people will also get less worried about the future of inflation.
- Marek Belka

2. expect

verb. ['ɪkˈspɛkt'] consider obligatory; request and expect.

Synonyms

  • ask
  • require
  • call

Antonyms

  • uncertainty
  • unbelief
  • borrow
  • divest

Etymology

  • expectare (Latin)

3. expect

verb. ['ɪkˈspɛkt'] look forward to the probable occurrence of.

Synonyms

  • look forward
  • look for
  • look to
  • hold the line
  • hold on
  • await
  • look
  • anticipate
  • wait

Antonyms

  • reject
  • active trust
  • passive trust
  • forbid

Etymology

  • expectare (Latin)

4. expect

verb. ['ɪkˈspɛkt'] look forward to the birth of a child.

Synonyms

  • bear
  • carry
  • await
  • gestate
  • look
  • wait

Antonyms

  • esteem
  • respect
  • exclude
  • disrespect

Etymology

  • expectare (Latin)

5. expect

verb. ['ɪkˈspɛkt'] consider reasonable or due.

Synonyms

  • see
  • consider
  • regard
  • view

Antonyms

  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • refrain
  • undress

Etymology

  • expectare (Latin)

6. expect

verb. ['ɪkˈspɛkt'] be pregnant with.

Synonyms

  • have a bun in the oven
  • bear
  • birth
  • have
  • gestate
  • give birth
  • deliver
  • carry

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate
  • differentiate
  • add

Etymology

  • expectare (Latin)
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