Pronunciation: (ik-spekt'),[key] —v.t. 1. to look forward to; regard as likely to happen; anticipate the occurrence or the coming of: I expect to read it. I expect him later. She expects that they will come. 2. to look for with reason or justification: We expect obedience. 3. Informal.to suppose or surmise; guess: I expect that you are tired from the trip. 4. to anticipate the birth of (one's child): Paul and Sylvia expect their second very soon.
—v.i. be expecting, to be pregnant: The cat is expecting again.