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  1. [verb] regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
    Synonyms: anticipate

  2. [verb] consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons"
    Synonyms: ask, require

  3. [verb] look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
    Synonyms: look, await, wait

  4. [verb] consider reasonable or due; "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"

  5. [verb] be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
    Synonyms: have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate

  6. [verb] look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"


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