English vocabulary and translations (See all)
to await: to wait for, to expect, to anticipate, to be ready for
To await is generally used in formal contexts.To wait is more common.
- "I'm sorry, I need to go – my public awaits!"
- "The world awaits the launch of Mile High Airways, the brainchild of UK entrepreneur Sir Rufus Ruthless."
- "Awaiting further instructions."
- "The people of Cheeterland are eagerly awaiting King Cheeter's new laws."
- "Leeson is currently awaiting his trial date, being divorced by his wife, and finalising a million-pound book deal."
- "I await a speedy explanation and full apology from you."
- "I await that day with breathless anticipation."
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