Meaning of expect

Definition of expect

(verb) regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
consider obligatory; request and expect; "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"
look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"
be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"

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