Definition of await
- We are awaiting his arrival.
- await a decision
- a treaty awaiting ratification
- He wonders what awaits him next.
A crowd of people awaited the train.
We're eagerly awaiting his arrival.
He was arrested and is now in prison awaiting trial.
Her long-awaited new novel is finally being published.
The same fate awaits us all.
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look for, look forward to;
: to wait for (someone or something)
: to be ready or waiting for (someone or something)
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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