Synonyms for (verb) expect

have a bun in the oven, gestate, expect, carry, bear

be pregnant with

She is bearing his child; The are expecting another child in January; I am carrying his child

LESS SPECIFIC: deliver, have, give birth, birth, bear


look forward to the birth of a child

She is expecting in March

LESS SPECIFIC: expect, wait, look, await


consider reasonable or due

I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed

LESS SPECIFIC: reckon, regard, consider, view, see

anticipate, expect

regard something as probable or likely

The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

LESS SPECIFIC: evaluate, judge, pass judgment

ask, require, expect

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