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Synonyms for forecast
ˈfɔrˌkæst, -ˌkɑst, ˈfoʊr-fore·cast

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forecast

    To anticipate may be either to take before in fact or to take before in thought; in the former sense it is allied with prevent; in the latter, with the synonyms above given. This is coming to be the prevalent and favorite use. We expect that which we have good reason to believe will happen; as, a boy expects to grow to manhood. We hope for that which we much desire and somewhat expect. We apprehend what we both expect and fear. Anticipate is commonly used now, like foretaste, of that which we expect both with confidence and pleasure. In this use it is a stronger word than hope, where often "the wish is father to the thought." I hope for a visit from my friend, tho I have no word from him; I expect it when he writes that he is coming; and as the time draws near I anticipate it with pleasure. Compare ABIDE; PREVENT.

    anticipate, apprehend, expect, foretaste, hope, look forward to

    despair of, distrust, doubt, doubt, dread, fear, recall, recollect, remember

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prognosis, forecastverb

    a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop

    prognosis, medical prognosis, prospect

  2. forecast, calculateverb

    predict in advance

    compute, predict, count, reckon, account, figure, depend, betoken, count on, aim, bode, foreshadow, omen, prefigure, cipher, bet, estimate, direct, portend, prognosticate, look, augur, cypher, foretell, calculate, work out, auspicate, presage

  3. calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, figure, forecastverb

    judge to be probable

    fancy, predict, augur, figure, foreshadow, bet, suppose, look, reckon, work out, view, omen, foretell, consider, estimate, auspicate, visualize, gauge, betoken, see, guess, project, picture, compute, depend, think, calculate, approximate, opine, envision, aim, imagine, direct, bode, count, image, prefigure, judge, presage, regard, prognosticate, enter, visualise, cypher, portend, cipher, account, count on

  4. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictverb

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"

    predict, herald, bespeak, indicate, promise, figure, betoken, announce, count on, annunciate, bode, foreshadow, omen, point, harbinger, estimate, portend, call, prognosticate, anticipate, reckon, augur, calculate, foretell, forebode, prefigure, signal, auspicate, presage

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forecastverb

    foresee, anticipate, look forward to, provide against

  2. forecastverb

    contrive, plan, project, devise, scheme

  3. forecastnoun

    foresight, prevision, forethought, anticipation, provident regard to the future

  4. forecastnoun

    contrivance, scheming, planning

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forecastnoun

    predetermination, premeditation, forethought

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  1. President Trump:

    I know that Alabama was in the original forecast, they thought they would get it as a piece of it. ... We had many lines going directly, many models, each line being a model, going directly through, and in all cases, Alabama was hit, if not likely, in some cases, pretty hard, they actually gave that a 95 percent chance probability. It turned out thats not what happened--it made a right turn up the coast.

  2. Luhut Panjaitan:

    I must admit there was a mistake in the BMKG forecast that didn't predict El Nino this year would be worse than 1997, our forecast was wrong.

  3. Daniel Silver:

    We are maintaining our forecast for the BLS report to show 900,000 jobs added in July, with 550,000 coming from the private sector.

  4. The NHC:

    Environmental conditions all seem to be favorable for the storm to gain strength during the next several days, nearly all of the models respond by showing steady strengthening during the next several days, and so does the official forecast.

  5. Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith:

    We now expect the PC market to decline in the high single digits in 2016 versus our prior forecast of mid single-digit decline.

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  • voorspelling, voorspel, weervoorspellingAfrikaans
  • توقع, يتنبئ, توقعات طقس, توقعاتArabic
  • прагно́зBelarusian
  • предска́звам, предви́ждам, прогно́за, предвижданеBulgarian
  • calendariCatalan, Valencian
  • předpověďCzech
  • Vorhersage, vorhersagen, prognostizieren, Schätzung, Wettervorhersage, PrognoseGerman
  • veterprognozo, prognozoEsperanto
  • pronosticar, pronóstico, previsión, predecir, pronóstico del tiempoSpanish
  • پیشبینیPersian
  • ennakoida, sääennuste, ennuste, ennakkoarvio, ennustaaFinnish
  • prévoir, prévision, prévision météo, prévision météorologiqueFrench
  • réamhaisnéisIrish
  • ramalan cuaca, ramal, kiraIndonesian
  • prevedereItalian
  • [[天気]][[予報]], 予想, 予報Japanese
  • 예상, 예보Korean
  • PraedictioLatin
  • matapaeMāori
  • schatting, prognose, weersvoorspelling, voorspelling, voorspellenDutch
  • forutsi, predikereNorwegian
  • prognoza, zapowiedźPolish
  • prever, previsãoPortuguese
  • прогноз, предви́дение, предсказать, предсказывать, прогнозировать, прогно́з, [[прогно́з]] [[погода, предсказа́ние, спрогнозироватьRussian
  • predpoveďSlovak
  • napovedati, napovedSlovene
  • prognos, förhandsberäkning, förutse, utsikt, väderprognos, förutsägaSwedish
  • передба́чення, прогно́зUkrainian

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