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English noun: forecast

1. forecast (communication) a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop


Broader (hypernym)forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication

Narrower (hyponym)financial forecast, weather forecast, weather outlook

English verb: forecast

1. forecast (communication) predict in advance


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise

2. forecast (cognition) judge to be probable

Synonymscalculate, count on, estimate, figure, reckon

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)allow, take into account

3. forecast (communication) indicate by signs

SamplesThese signs bode bad news.

Synonymsaugur, auspicate, betoken, bode, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal

Narrower (hyponym)foreshow, threaten

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