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English definition of “prospect”

prospect

verb [I]
 
 
/ˈprɒspekt/
NATURAL RESOURCES to search for gold, oil, or other valuable substances on or under the surface of the Earth: prospect for sth The company will begin prospecting for diamonds in northwest Russia under a new joint venture.
to try to achieve, create, or find something: prospect for sth The internet promises one of the cheapest methods of prospecting for new clients.
(Definition of prospect verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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