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English noun: forecast

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


Synonymsprognosis


Broader (hypernym)forecasting, foretelling, prediction, prognostication


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


English verb: forecast

1. forecast (communication) predict in advance


Synonymscalculate


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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