expect

verb

Dialects

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Origin

Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘defer action, wait’): from Latin exspectare ‘look out for’, from ex- ‘out’ + spectare ‘to look’ (frequentative of specere ‘see’).

Pronunciation

  • expect /ɛkˈspɛkt/
  • expect /ɪkˈspɛkt/