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forecast

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈfɔːkɑːst/ (forecast, forecasted, forecast, forecasted)
to judge what is likely to happen in the future, based on information you have now: forecast a drop/growth/rise in sth The company still forecasts a 2% growth in house prices next year.forecast profits/revenue/sales Analysts forecast profits of €8.8m this year.be forecast to be sth Operating profits are forecast to be below previous expectations at $3m.forecast that The Chancellor is forecasting that inflation will remain on target at 2.5% in each of the next three years.
Translations of “forecast”
in Korean 예상하다…
in Arabic يَتَنَبَّأ…
in French prévoir…
in Turkish tahmin etmek, öngörmek…
in Italian prevedere, predire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預測, 預報…
in Russian предсказывать, прогнозировать…
in Polish przewidywać, prognozować…
in Spanish pronosticar…
in Portuguese prognosticar, prever…
in German voraussagen…
in Catalan pronosticar…
in Japanese ~を予報する, ~を予言する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预测, 预报…
(Definition of forecast verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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