Meaning of EXPECTATION in English
noun ( usually expectations )
▪ big , great , high , lofty ( esp. AmE )
I have modest ~s about what my research can accomplish.
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
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.
This realization of our dreams surpassed even our wildest ~s.
▪ initial , original
They've found success far beyond their initial ~s.
This result is contrary to our prior ~s.
▪ 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
▪ economic , financial , inflation , inflationary
▪ 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
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.
▪ lower , reduce , temper ( esp. AmE )
Her approach sought to lower people's ~s.
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
In later years his ~s changed.
▪ 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
▪ 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 . 2012