Textual thesaurus for "expect"

(verb) have a bun in the oven, gestate, carry, bear

be pregnant with

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

(verb) anticipate

regard something as probable or likely

The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

(verb) wait, look, await

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

(verb) ask, require

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