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Await vs. Expect

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Awaitverb

To wait for.

‘I await your reply to my letter.’;

Expectverb

To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that).

‘I expect to receive wages.’; ‘I expect that the troops will be defeated.’;

Awaitverb

(transitive) To expect.

Expectverb

To consider obligatory or required.

Awaitverb

(transitive) To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for.

‘Glorious rewards await the good in heaven; eternal suffering awaits mortal sinners in hell.’;

Expectverb

To consider reasonably due.

‘You are expected to get the task done by the end of next week.’;

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Awaitverb

To serve or attend; to wait on, wait upon.

Expectverb

(continuous aspect only, of a woman or couple) To be pregnant, to consider a baby due.

Awaitverb

(intransitive) To watch, observe.

Expectverb

To wait for; to await.

Awaitverb

(intransitive) To wait; to stay in waiting.

Expectverb

To wait; to stay.

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Awaitnoun

(obsolete) A waiting for; ambush.

Expectverb

To wait for; to await.

‘Let's in, and there expect their coming.’;

Awaitnoun

(obsolete) Watching, watchfulness, suspicious observation.

Expectverb

To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; - often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated.

‘The Somersetshire or yellow regiment . . . was expected to arrive on the following day.’;

Awaitverb

To watch for; to look out for.

Expectverb

To wait; to stay.

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Awaitverb

To wait on, serve, or attend.

Expectnoun

Expectation.

Awaitverb

To wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect.

‘Betwixt these rocky pillars Gabriel sat,Chief of the angelic guards, awaiting night.’;

Expectverb

regard something as probable or likely;

‘The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow’;

Awaitverb

To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good.

‘O Eve, some farther change awaits us night.’;

Expectverb

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’;

Awaitverb

To watch.

Expectverb

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’;

Awaitverb

To wait (on or upon).

Expectverb

consider reasonable or due;

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

Awaitverb

To wait; to stay in waiting.

Expectverb

be pregnant with;

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

Awaitnoun

A waiting for; ambush; watch; watching; heed.

Expectverb

look forward to the birth of a child;

‘She is expecting in March’;

Awaitverb

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’;

Expectverb

regard (something) as likely to happen

‘one might expect that Hollywood would adjust its approach’; ‘it's as well to expect the worst’; ‘the hearing is expected to last a week’;

Awaitverb

wait for (an event)

‘we await the proposals with impatience’; ‘remand prisoners awaiting trial’; ‘an eagerly awaited debut’;

Expectverb

regard (someone) as likely to do or be something

‘they were not expecting him to continue’;

Awaitverb

(of an event or circumstance) be in store for (someone)

‘many dangers await them’;

Expectverb

believe that (someone or something) will arrive soon

‘Celia was expecting a visitor’;

Expectverb

require (something) as rightfully due or appropriate in the circumstances

‘we expect great things of you’;

Expectverb

require (someone) to fulfil an obligation

‘we expect employers to pay a reasonable salary’;

Expectverb

used to indicate that one supposes something to be so but has no firm evidence

‘they're just friends of his, I expect’; ‘I expect you know them?’;

Expect

Expect is an extension to the Tcl scripting language written by Don Libes. The program automates interactions with programs that expose a text terminal interface.

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