Etymology
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await (v.)

mid-13c., awaiten, "to wait for," from Old North French awaitier (Old French agaitier) "to lie in wait for, watch, observe," from a- "to" (see ad-) + waitier "to watch" (see wait (v.)). Originally especially "wait for with hostile intent, wait to ambush or spy upon." Related: Awaited; awaiting.

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Definitions of await

await (v.)
look forward to the probable occurrence of;
Synonyms: expect / look / wait
From wordnet.princeton.edu