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Synonyms for expect

Synonyms for (verb) expect

Synonyms: have a bun in the oven, gestate, expect, carry, bear Definition: be pregnant with Usage: She is bearing his child; The are expecting another child in January; I am carrying his child

Similar words: deliver, have, give birth, birth, bear Definition: cause to be born Usage: My wife had twins yesterday!

Synonyms: expect Definition: look forward to the birth of a child Usage: She is expecting in March

Similar words: expect, wait, look, await Definition: look forward to the probable occurrence of Usage: We were expecting a visit from our relatives; She is looking to a promotion; he is waiting to be drafted

Synonyms: expect Definition: consider reasonable or due Usage: I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed

Similar words: reckon, regard, consider, view, see Definition: deem to be Usage: 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

Synonyms: anticipate, expect Definition: regard something as probable or likely Usage: The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

Similar words: evaluate, judge, pass judgment Definition: form a critical opinion of Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

Synonyms: ask, require, expect Definition: consider obligatory; request and expect Usage: 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

Similar words: demand Definition: request urgently and forcefully Usage: The victim's family is demanding compensation; The boss demanded that he be fired immediately; She demanded to see the manager