await - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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present tense
present participleawaiting
past tenseawaited
past participleawaited
  1. 1
    to wait for something that you expect to happen

    They were awaiting the birth of their first child.

    1. a.
      to wait for something that is the next stage in a process
  2. 2
    if something awaits you, it will happen to you

    Well, I wonder what surprises await us today.