expect
verb.
regard something as probable or likely
The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow
Synonym: anticipate
verb.
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
Synonym: ask, require
verb.
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
Synonym: wait, look, await
verb.
consider reasonable or due
I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed
verb.
look forward to the birth of a child
She is expecting in March
verb.
be pregnant with
She is bearing his child|The are expecting another child in January|I am carrying his child