Expect vs. Hope

Expect vs. Hope — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Expect and Hope

Expectverb

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).

I expect to receive wages.I expect that the troops will be defeated.

Hopenoun

The belief or expectation that something wished for can or will happen.

I still have some hope that I can get to work on time.After losing my job, there's no hope of being able to afford my world cruise.There is still hope that we can find our missing cat.

Expectverb

To consider obligatory or required.

Hopenoun

(countable) The actual thing wished for.

Expectverb

To consider reasonably due.

You are expected to get the task done by the end of next week.

Hopenoun

(countable) A person or thing that is a source of hope.

We still have one hope left: my roommate might see the note I left on the table.
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Expectverb

(continuous aspect only, of a woman or couple) To be pregnant, to consider a baby due.

Hopenoun

The virtuous desire for future good.

Expectverb

To wait for; to await.

Hopenoun

A hollow; a valley, especially the upper end of a narrow mountain valley when it is nearly encircled by smooth, green slopes; a comb.

Expectverb

To wait; to stay.

Hopenoun

A sloping plain between mountain ridges.

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Expectverb

regard something as probable or likely;

The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

Hopenoun

(Scotland) A small bay; an inlet; a haven.

Expectverb

consider obligatory; request and expect;

We require our secretary to be on timeAren't we asking too much of these children?I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

Hopeverb

To want something to happen, with a sense of expectation that it might.

I hope everyone enjoyed the meal.I am still hoping that all will turn out well.

Expectverb

look forward to the probable occurrence of;

We were expecting a visit from our relativesShe is looking to a promotionhe is waiting to be drafted

Hopeverb

To be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes.

Expectverb

consider reasonable or due;

I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed

Hopeverb

(intransitive) To place confidence; to trust with confident expectation of good; usually followed by in.

Expectverb

be pregnant with;

She is bearing his childThe are expecting another child in JanuaryI am carrying his child

Hopeverb

To wish.

Expectverb

look forward to the birth of a child;

She is expecting in March

Hopenoun

a specific instance of feeling hopeful;

it revived their hope of winning the pennant

Hopenoun

the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled;

in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

Hopenoun

grounds for feeling hopeful about the future;

there is little or no promise that he will recover

Hopenoun

someone (or something) on which expectations are centered;

he was their best hope for a victory

Hopenoun

United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (born in 1903)

Hopenoun

one of the three Christian virtues

Hopeverb

expect and wish;

I trust you will behave better from now onI hope she understands that she cannot expect a raise

Hopeverb

be optimistic; be full of hope; have hopes;

I am still hoping that all will turn out well

Hopeverb

intend with some possibility of fulfilment;

I hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening