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If you await something, you expect it to come or happen, and you are often not intending to take some action until it comes or happens.
Await is a fairly common word in formal writing, but you do not usually use it in conversation. Instead you use wait for, often followed by an object and a to-infinitive. For example, instead of saying 'I awaited her reply', you say 'I waited for her to reply'.
Past participle: awaited
|Verb||1.||await - look forward to the probable occurrence of; "We were expecting a visit from our relatives"; "She is looking to a promotion"; "he is waiting to be drafted"|
expect - look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"
anticipate, expect - regard something as probable or likely; "The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow"
look forward - expect or hope for; "I look to hear from you soon"
look to - turn one's interests or expectations towards; "look to the future"; "this method looks to significant wavings"
hold the line, hang on, hold on - hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"
we await your instructions → esperamos or aguardamos sus instrucciones
we await your reply with interest → aguardamos su respuesta con interés