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.
So many people prefer to live in drama because it's comfortable. It's like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship - it's actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect. Ellen DeGeneres
expect in Afrikaans is wag, wag vir, verwag
expect in Dutch is te wachten staan, wachten, afhalen
expect in Finnish is odottaa
expect in German is erwarten, erwarten, entgegensehen
expect in Italian is attendere, fare i conti
expect in Latin is exspecto
expect in Norwegian is forvente, anta
expect in Portuguese is espere, esperar
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