The school expects its pupils to be on time.
I expected you sooner.
An example of expect is thinking someone will be home at a certain time.
An example of expect is bringing an umbrella in preparation for rain.
We expect an apology.
To expect a reward.
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.
The knight fixed his eyes on the opening with breathless anxiety, and continuing to kneel in the attitude of devotion which the place and scene required, expected the consequence of these preparations.
My wife is expecting again.
- To be pregnant.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of expect
- Latin exspectāre ex- ex- spectāre to look at frequentative of specere to see spek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition