Definition of await in English:

await

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Pronunciation: /əˈweɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Wait for (an event): we await the proposals with impatience remand prisoners awaiting trial (as adjective, with submodifier awaited) an eagerly awaited debut
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    • The trout fishing event was eagerly awaited, there was a large entry for Senior and Junior events.
    • That the sequels are the most eagerly awaited cinematic event of the year is not in question.
    • She had earlier spent several months in the prison on remand while awaiting trial.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1(Of an event or circumstance) be in store for (someone): many dangers await them
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    • The biggest prizes at the top events await anyone who can conquer their nerves and make the most of the current gap in the market.
    • Another unique transportation adventure awaits you on one of Hong Kong's buses or trams.
    • An even bigger surprise awaits fans of Dylan's craft who make it to the end of the piece.
    Synonyms
    be in store for, lie ahead of, lie in wait for, be waiting for

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French awaitier, from a- (from Latin ad 'to, at') + waitier 'to wait'.

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