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Synonyms of 'hope for something'

(phrasal verb) 
They had hoped for a greater pay rise.
Synonyms
expect
I wasn't expecting to see you today.
,
look forward to
,
anticipate
We could not have anticipated the result of our campaigning.
,
long for
,
desire
He was bored and desired change in his life.
,
aspire to
people who aspire to public office
,
set your heart on
See hope

Additional synonyms

in the sense of anticipate
Definition
to foresee and act in advance of
We could not have anticipated the result of our campaigning.
Synonyms
prepare for,
look for,
hope for,
bank on,
think likely,
count upon
in the sense of aspire to
people who aspire to public office
Synonyms
aim for,
hope for,
long for,
seek out,
dream about,
yearn for,
hunger for,
be eager for,
set your heart on,
set your sights on,
be ambitious for
in the sense of desire
Definition
to want very much
He was bored and desired change in his life.
Synonyms
long for,
fancy (informal),
hope for,
ache for,
yearn for,
thirst for,
set your heart on,
desiderate

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