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Definition 1: a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for forecast in the sense of this definition

(forecast is a kind of ...) a statement made about the future

(... is a kind of forecast ) a forecast of the expected financial position and the results of operations and cash flows based on expected conditions

(... is a kind of forecast ) a forecast of the weather

Definition 2: judge to be probable - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for forecast in the sense of this definition

(forecast is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of forecast ) allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something

"I allow for this possibility" "The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash"

Definition 3: predict in advance - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for forecast in the sense of this definition

(forecast is a kind of ...) make a prediction about; tell in advance

"Call the outcome of an election"

Definition 4: indicate, as with a sign or an omen - [verb of communication]

Samples where forecast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These signs bode bad news

Synonyms for forecast in the sense of this definition

(forecast is a kind of ...) be a signal for or a symptom of

"These symptoms indicate a serious illness" "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis" "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

(... is a kind of forecast ) to be a menacing indication of something

"The clouds threaten rain" "Danger threatens"

(... is a kind of forecast ) foretell by divine inspiration

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