Synonyms of 'hope'
to trust or believeI hope that the police will take the strongest action against them.
Don't believe what you read in the papers.
We expect the talks will continue until tomorrow.
trust, , ,
We trust that they are considering our suggestion.
anticipate, , , ,
We could not have anticipated the result of our campaigning.
keep your fingers crossed,
cross your fingers
a feeling of desire for something, usually with confidence in the possibility of its fulfilmentKevin hasn't given up hope of being fit.
a belief in personal liberty
I have every confidence in you.
His nerves tingled with expectation.
He felt a longing for the familiar.
My dream is to have a house in the country.
I had a strong desire to help and care for people.
She had placed a great deal of faith in him.
My ambition is to sail round the world.
They are wrong in their assumption that we are all alike.
There's been an atmosphere of anticipation round here for some days.
The atmosphere here at the stadium is one of expectancy.
light at the end of the tunnel
See hope for something
Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest – An Essay on Man]He that lives upon hope will die fasting – Poor Richard's Almanack]He that lives in hope danceth without music – Outlandish Proverbs]While there's life, there's hope – Letters to Atticus]Hope is the poor man's bread – Jacula Prudentum]Abandon hope, all ye who enter here – Divine Comedy]
Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper
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in the sense of ambition
something so desiredMy ambition is to sail round the world.
in the sense of anticipate
to foresee and act in advance ofWe could not have anticipated the result of our campaigning.
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