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Synonyms of hope in English:


  • 1 I had high hopes of making the Olympic team
  • 2 most of us begin married life filled with hope
    hopefulness, optimism, expectation, expectancy;
    confidence, faith, trust, belief, conviction, assurance
  • 3 he does see some hope for the future
    optimism, grounds for hope, promise, light at the end of the tunnel
    [Antonyms] pessimism
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  • 1 he's hoping for an offer of compensation
    expect, anticipate, look for, wait for, be hopeful of, pin one's hopes on, want;
    wish for, dream of, hope against hope for
    [Antonyms] despair of
  • 2 we're hoping to address all these issues
    aim, intend, be looking, have the/every intention, have in mind, plan, aspire
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