Synonyms of expect in English:



  • 1 I expect she'll be late
    suppose, presume, think it likely, think, believe, imagine, assume, conjecture, surmise, calculate, judge;
    informal guess, reckon
    North American informal figure
  • 2 I'm expecting a letter from him a 10 per cent rise in profits was expected
    anticipate, await, look for, hope for, watch for, look forward to, look ahead to, have in prospect;
    contemplate, bargain for/on, bank on, be prepared for, plan for;
    predict, forecast, foresee, prophesy, envisage, envision
  • 3 we expect total discretion and loyalty
    require, ask for, call for, look for, wish, want, hope for;
    count on, rely on;
    insist on, demand
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    expect, anticipate, foresee

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