1. regard something as probable or likely

- The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

Similar word(s): anticipate

Definition categories: cognition, evaluate, judge

2. consider obligatory; request and expect

- I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

Similar word(s): ask, require

Definition categories: communication, demand

3. look forward to the probable occurrence of

- We were expecting a visit from our relatives

Similar word(s): await, look, wait

Definition categories: cognition

4. consider reasonable or due

- I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed

Definition categories: cognition, consider, reckon, regard, see, view

5. look forward to the birth of a child

- She is expecting in March

Definition categories: body, await, expect, look, wait

6. be pregnant with

- The are expecting another child in January

Similar word(s): bear, carry, gestate

Definition categories: body, bear, birth, deliver, have

Sentences with expect as a verb:

- I expect to receive wages.  I expect that the troops will be defeated.

- You are expected to get the task done by the end of next week.