1. Regard something as probable or likely (synset 200721658)
    "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
  2. Consider obligatory;
    Request and expect (synset 200757790)
    "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"
  3. Look forward to the probable occurrence of (synset 200721987)
    "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"
  4. Consider reasonable or due (synset 200594097)
    "I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"
  5. Look forward to the birth of a child (synset 200059147)
    "She is expecting in March"
  6. Be pregnant with (synset 200058790)
    "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"

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