Anticipate Vs Expect: Meanings with Examples

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Anticipate, the word is a verb.

Anticipate, শব্দটি একটি verb।

Meaning as ‍a verb:

1. Imagining that something is going to happen.

কোনকিছু ঘটতে যাচ্ছে কল্পনা করা।


  • I anticipated that he will come today.
  • I anticipated that Bangladesh would win the cricket match.
  • It was anticipated that she would do it.

2. Taking action in preparation for something which you think is going to happen.

কোন কিছু ঘটতে পারে এমন চিন্তা করে, তার প্রস্তুতি নিয়ে কোন কাজ করা।


  • The army was anticipated to attack this evening, and so most of the people of that town had fled away a long ago.
  • We anticipated the scarcity of water, and so arranged the jars of water.
  • We anticipated that this kind of chaos and conflicts would take place and started for home early.


Expect, the word is also a verb.

Expect, শবাদটিও একটি verb।

Meaning as ‍a verb:

1. Believing that someone is going to arrive or something is going to happen.

কিছু ঘটতে যাচ্ছে বা কারও আগমন ঘটতে যাচ্ছে এমন বিশ্বাস রাখা।


  • I was expecting that Bangladesh would win this cricket match.
  • It was expected that you would do it at the last moment.

2. What normally or generally happens.

স্বাভাবিকভাবে বা সাধারণতঃ যা ঘটে।


  • You arrived so late, and it was expected that your parents would worry.

3. Thinking or demanding that someone should do a certain thing or behave in a certain way.

কারও নির্দিষ্ট কোনকিছু করা উচিত বা নির্দিষ্ট কোনভাবে ব্যবহার করা উচিত এমন দাবি বা চিন্তা করা।


  • I was expecting punctuality from you.
  • This was not at all expected from you.
  • You are expected to be at the office on time.

4. Being pregnant.

সন্তানসম্ভবা বা গর্ভবতী হওয়া।


  • They are expecting a baby.
  • You should not do such heavy tasks because you are expecting.
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