Synonyms of 'forecast'
to predict or calculate (weather, events, etc.), in advanceThey forecast a defeat for the Prime Minister.
Nobody can predict what will happen.
We could not have anticipated the result of our campaigning.
He did not foresee any problems.
foretell, , , , ,
prophets who have foretold the end of the world
She tried to divine which of her siblings was telling the truth.
She prophesied the Great Fire of London and her own death in 1561.
augur, , ,
Already there were problems. It didn't augur well.
a predictionHe delivered his election forecast.
He was unwilling to make a prediction for the coming year.
the company's sales projections for the next year
There's been an atmosphere of anticipation round here for some days.
prognosis, , ,
The physiotherapists' prognosis was that he might walk in six months.
The economic outlook is one of rising unemployment.
Nostradamus's prophecy of the end of the world
foresight, , ,
They had the foresight to invest in new technology.
With a little forethought many accidents could be avoided.
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in the sense of anticipate
to foresee and act in advance ofWe could not have anticipated the result of our campaigning.
in the sense of anticipation
the act of anticipatingThere's been an atmosphere of anticipation round here for some days.
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