forecast - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] 

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/ˈfɔː(r)kɑːst/
present tense
I/you/we/theyforecast
he/she/itforecasts
present participleforecasting
past tenseforecast or forecasted
past participleforecast or forecasted
  1. to make a statement about what is likely to happen, usually relating to the weather, business, or the economy

    More torrential rain is forecast tonight.

    Analysts are forecasting an increase in profits of up to 16%.

    forecast (that):

    He forecast that the economy’s downturn would be short-lived.

    forecast something at something:

    Next year’s growth rate is forecast at just 1%.