Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspekt/

Translation of expect in French:


  • 1 s'attendre à [event, victory, defeat, trouble] to expect the worst s'attendre au pire to expect sb to do s'attendre à ce que qn fasse I expect (that) I'll lose je m'attends à perdre more than expected plus que prévu
  • 2 s'attendre à [sympathy, help] (from de la part de)
  • 4 (require) demander, attendre [hard work] (from de) I expect you to be punctual je vous demande d'être ponctuel
  • 5 (BrE) (suppose) I expect so je pense que oui I expect he's tired il doit être fatigué


  • 1to expect to do s'attendre à faire
  • 2 (require) I expect to see you there je compte bien vous y voir
  • 3 (be pregnant) to be expecting attendre un enfant

Definition of expect in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…