verb (used with object)
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Lawmakers are expected to be in Washington until the start of October, after which they are scheduled to return to their home districts for the last weeks of the campaign season.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
She is expected to continue in her role next year, if Democrats retain control the House.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Biden’s team is going after a population that is generally more averse to in-person interactions and more of his supporters are expected to cast ballots over the next month, either by mail or through early voting.Trump and his campaign try to allay concerns about trailing Biden in television ads|Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Even in states that haven’t made absentee voting easier, the number of ballot requests is still expected to spike.
Redfield told the panel he expected a vaccine to start being available in November or December.Top health official says states need about $6 billion from Congress to distribute coronavirus vaccine|Lena H. Sun|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
The resources were what you might expect: Dining room, a media center, a library, a TV room, a meeting room, a computer room.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Plus, expect outside players to take actions related to the conflict.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The relationships, and motivations of their chief participants, are as tangled and shady as you expect of the super-rich.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You expect soldiers of all ranks to understand the need to respect the chain of command, regardless of personal feelings.
The name that most Republicans seem both to expect and dread to consider running is Vito Fossella.
Still, this is nothing more than what its geographical position leads us to expect.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man|Robert Gordon Latham
I was at a loss to know whether he was the prince or not, but he seemed to expect me.
I expect that twenty-one of her girls have refused John Gesner, laughed Mr. Wadsworth.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
If a man will not pay his store bills you cannot expect him to pay his doctor.How to Collect a Doctor Bill|Frank P. Davis
We may expect wisdom in the choice of the human agents we select.Among the Forces|Henry White Warren
British Dictionary definitions for expect
verb (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
Derived forms of expectexpectable, adjectiveexpectably, adverb
Word Origin for expect
Idioms and Phrases with expect
see when least expected.