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