US: /ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃən/
UK: /ɛkspɪktˈe‍ɪʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

expectation /,ekspek'teiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự mong chờ, sự chờ đợi, sự ngóng chờ, sự trông mong
    • sự tính trước, sự dự tính
      • beyond expectation: quá sự dự tính
      • contrary to expectation: ngược lại với sự dự tính
    • lý do trông mong, điều mong đợi
    • (số nhiều) triển vọng được hưởng gia tài
    • khả năng (có thể xảy ra một việc gì)
    • expectation of life
      • thời gian trung bình còn sống thêm (của người nào..., theo số liệu thống kê)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U, C] ~ (of sth)
~ (that ...) a belief that sth will happen because it is likely: We are confident in our expectation of a full recovery. + There was a general expectation that he would win. + I applied for the post more in hope than expectation. + The expectation is that property prices will rise. + Contrary to expectations, interest rates did not rise. + Against all expectations, she was enjoying herself.
2 [C, usually pl., U] a hope that sth good will happen: She went to college with great expectations. + There was an air of expectation and great curiosity. + The results exceeded our expectations. + The numbers attending fell short of expectations. + The event did not live up to expectations.
3 [C, usually pl.] a strong belief about the way sth should happen or how sb should behave: Some parents have unrealistic expectations of their children. + Unfortunately the new software has failed to meet expectations.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 anticipation, confidence, hopefulness, watchfulness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, expectancy, suspense:
There was an air of expectation in the room.
2 hope, assumption, presumption, surmise, supposition, belief, conjecture, US and Canadian guess:
Our expectation is that he will come on the next train.
3 demand, requirement, wish, desire, want, insistence, reliance:
I think your expectations might be too optimistic.
4 prospects, outlook:
He had great expectations from his rich uncle.

Collocation dictionary


great, high | low
Many children start with low expectations.
| growing, rising | heightened, increased
Heightened expectations for educational progress had not been realized.
| lowered | optimistic, positive | negative, pessimistic | normal
The plaintiff is aged 30 and has a normal expectation of life.
| clear, confident | legitimate
reasonable | false, naive, over-high, over-optimistic, unrealistic, unreasonable | disappointed
There were disappointed expectations all round when the contents of his will became known.
| wild
This realization of our dreams surpassed even our wildest expectations.
| future | general, widespread
There is still a general expectation that married couples will have children.
| popular, public | traditional | family, parental, social, teacher | market | economic | career, life


have, hold
You have unrealistic expectations. differences in the expectations held by different social groups
| form
the way in which expectations are formed
| arouse, build up, create, raise, set up
the high expectations aroused by civil rights legislation
| heighten | lower, reduce
Her approach to welfare sought to lower people's expectations and impose work discipline.
| influence, shape
trying to influence public expectations of the police
| come/live up to, fulfil, match, meet, realize, satisfy
Her new car has not lived up to her expectations.
| exceed, go beyond, surpass | fall short of
The reality of the holiday fell short of our expectations.
| confound
The rise in share price confounded expectations.


rise, soar
Once the government's promise was made, popular expectations soared.


against ~
Against all expectations, she was enjoying herself.
| contrary to ~
The building work was completed on time, contrary to expectation.
| below ~
What should you do when an employee's performance is disappointing and below expectation?
| beyond ~
The scheme has produced results way beyond expectation. He had been successful beyond his expectations.
| in the ~ of/that
The article was written before the election result in the clear expectation of a Labour victory.
| ~ about
the government's expectations about the economy
| ~ for
We have high expectations for her future.
| ~ of
We certainly had a reasonable expectation of success.


have every expectation
I have every expectation of cheering the team on to victory in the final.
| in line with expectations
The various categories of operating expenditure are broadly in line with expectations.

Concise English dictionary

+belief about (or mental picture of) the future
+wishing with confidence of fulfillment
+the feeling that something is about to happen
+the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values