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expect

(Anticipate), verb await, bargain for, be certain, be confident, be prepared, calculate upon, count on, have in prospect, look for, look forward to, plan on, prepare for, provide for, reckon on, sperare, wait for, watch for
Associated concepts: contingent expectancy, expectancy of heir, expectant estate, expectant interest, expectant right, life expectancy

expect

(Consider probable), verb apprehend, assume, believe, conclude, conjecture, consider likely, divine, fancy, forecast, foresee, gather, guess, have a hunch, have a presentiment, imagine, infer, judge, predict, prognosticate, prophesy, regard likely, suppose, suspect, think, think likely
See also: intend, plan, presume, presuppose, trust
References in classic literature ?
You see I have something more to expect, to look forward to, to watch.
But what was it you was saying about unsacrilegious things, which people expect to get, and will be disappointed about?
Rochester's mother was a Fairfax, and second cousin to my husband: but I never presume on the connection--in fact, it is nothing to me; I consider myself quite in the light of an ordinary housekeeper: my employer is always civil, and I expect nothing more.
When you have a trifle of money left you that you didn't expect, if that don't make a lady of you, what does?
The denizens of the forest cannot, of course, expect to participate in the refinements of the land of the Free.
It is disheartening, for one naturally expects to find anything we seek a few minutes after starting out to seek it, and I confess that I expected to find my golden mistress within a very few hours of leaving home.
Lofting believes in his story quite as much as he expects you to.
Go, herald, and ask her whether she expects any one to do battle for her in this her cause.
Bother Shakespeare," said Jane, impetuously, "--old fool that expects credit for saying things that everybody knows
Sire," replied Prince Bahman, "it is our usual exercise, and one that should be neglected by no man who expects to comply with the ancient customs of the kingdom and bear arms.
That is what I want," said Sancho; "and what I would know, and have you tell me, without adding or leaving out anything, but telling the whole truth as one expects it to be told, and as it is told, by all who profess arms, as your worship professes them, under the title of knights-errant-"
My master expects you to dine with him, to-day," quoth he, "and indeed has been fasting while awaiting your coming, these three hours.