From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishI expectI expectBritish English spokenAGREE used to introduce or agree with a statement that you think is probably trueI expect you’re right.‘Do you think they’re going to attack?’ ‘I expect so.’ →expect
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I expect• Hasn't Tonyarrived yet? He'll be here soon, I expect.• I had not asked him for anything, nor had I expected anything.• With these memories, I expected Galway City, my destination, to be a hopeless, broken-down kind of place.• But I expect it is the effects of expatriation.• Gosh darn it, I expected it to be done.• When I opened the frame I found, as I expected, that the drawing had been hinged with maskingtape.• But this team surprises me. I expect us to go out and play well.• We had a sort of poet in this house once. I expect you'd think nothing to her.• Yes, I expect you did have to give a lot for your house.• I expect you're right.• I expect your mother will be overjoyed when she hears you're having a baby.