Definition of expect

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • expect is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 17
  • expect is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 17
  • expect is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 19

Definition of expect


  • regard something as probable or likely (verb)

    Examples

    1. The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

    Synonyms

    1. anticipate
  • consider obligatory; request and expect (verb)

    Examples

    1. I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

    Synonyms

    1. ask
    2. require
  • look forward to the probable occurrence of (verb)

    Examples

    1. We were expecting a visit from our relatives

    Synonyms

    1. await
    2. look
    3. wait
  • be pregnant with (verb)

    Examples

    1. The are expecting another child in January

    Synonyms

    1. bear
    2. carry
    3. gestate
    4. have a bun in the oven
  • consider reasonable or due (verb)

    Examples

    1. I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed
  • look forward to the birth of a child (verb)

    Examples

    1. She is expecting in March

See definition of expect in Merriam Webster

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