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1‘I expect she'll be late’
suppose, presume, think it likely, think, believe, imagine, assume, conjecture, surmise, calculate, judge
informal guess, reckon
North American informal figure
2‘I'm expecting a letter from him’
anticipate, await, look for, hope for, watch for, look forward to, look ahead to, have in prospect
contemplate, bargain for, bargain on, bank on, be prepared for, plan for
predict, forecast, foresee, prophesy, envisage, envision
3‘we expect total discretion and loyalty’
require, ask for, call for, look for, wish, want, hope for
count on, rely on
insist on, demand
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