Meaning of EXPECTATION in English

EXPECTATION

noun ( usually expectations )

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , great , high , lofty ( esp. AmE )

▪ modest

I have modest ~s about what my research can accomplish.

▪ low

Many children start with low ~s.

▪ growing , rising

▪ heightened , increased , raised

Heightened ~s for educational progress had not been realized.

▪ diminished , lowered

▪ optimistic , positive

▪ negative , pessimistic

▪ normal

It doesn't conform to people's normal ~s of what a zoo is.

▪ clear , confident

▪ legitimate ( law ), rational , realistic , reasonable

▪ false , inflated , naive , unrealistic , unreasonable

▪ disappointed , unfulfilled , unmet ( esp. AmE )

Low growth is likely to bring unfulfilled ~s.

▪ wild

This realization of our dreams surpassed even our wildest ~s.

▪ initial , original

They've found success far beyond their initial ~s.

▪ prior

This result is contrary to our prior ~s.

▪ future

▪ common , general , widespread

There is still a general ~ that married couples will have children.

▪ popular , public

▪ conventional , traditional

▪ family , parental

▪ cultural , social , societal ( esp. AmE )

▪ gender ( esp. AmE )

Religion reinforces traditional gender ~s to varying extents.

▪ consumer , customer

▪ market

▪ economic , financial , inflation , inflationary

▪ earnings

▪ career , life

VERB + EXPECTATION

▪ have , hold

You have unrealistic ~s.

differences in the ~s held by different social groups

▪ establish , form

the way in which ~s are formed

▪ base

These high ~s are based on the fast pace of technological developments.

▪ arouse , build , build up , create , generate , raise , set , set up

the high ~s aroused by civil rights legislation

▪ change , revise

Users have changed their ~s of library services.

▪ heighten

▪ lower , reduce , temper ( esp. AmE )

Her approach sought to lower people's ~s.

▪ manage

Here are some tips to help you manage your ~s for yourself.

▪ influence , shape

▪ come up to ( esp. BrE ), confirm , conform to , fit ( esp. AmE ), fit in with ( esp. AmE ), fulfil/fulfill , live up to , match , meet , reach , realize , satisfy

Her new car has not lived up to her ~s.

▪ beat , exceed , go beyond , surpass

▪ disappoint , fall short of

The reality of the cruise fell short of our ~s.

▪ confound , contradict ( esp. AmE ), defy , violate ( esp. AmE )

The rise in share price confounded ~s.

She has defied all ~s with her career.

EXPECTATION + VERB

▪ grow , rise

▪ change

In later years his ~s changed.

PREPOSITION

▪ above ~

Sales came in above ~s this week.

▪ against ~

Against all ~s, she was enjoying herself.

▪ contrary to ~

The building work was completed on time, contrary to ~.

▪ below ~

What should you do when an employee's performance is below ~?

▪ beyond ~

The course has produced results way beyond ~.

He had been successful beyond his ~s.

▪ in the ~ of , in the ~ that

They bought real estate in the ~ of a rise in prices.

▪ ~ about

the government's ~s about the economy

▪ ~ for

We have high ~s for her future.

▪ ~ of

We certainly had a reasonable ~ of success.

▪ ~ regarding , ~ with regard to

She has high ~s regarding the deal.

▪ ~ surrounding

the tensions and ~s surrounding the show

PHRASES

▪ have every ~

I have every ~ of cheering the team on to victory in the final.

▪ in line with ~s

Profits are broadly in line with ~s.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .