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One entry found for expect.
Main Entry: ex·pect
Pronunciation: ik-primarystressspekt
Function: verb
Etymology: from Latin expectare, exspectare "to look forward to," from ex- "out, forth" and spectare "to watch, look at," derived from specere "to look, look at" --related to AUSPICE, SPECTACLE
1 : to believe that something will occur and wait for it to happen <expect rain> <expect her home soon>
2 : SUPPOSE 3, think <who do you expect will win?>
3 a : to consider reasonable, due, or necessary <expect an honest day's work> b : to consider obligated <expected you to pay your debts>
- ex·pect·able /-primarystressspek-tschwa-bschwal/ adjective

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