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forecast

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈfɔːkɑːst/ ( past tense and past participle forecast, forecasted)
to say what you expect to happen in the future: In 2001 a serious earthquake was forecast for the area.Predicting things and intuition
forecaster noun [C] a weather forecaster
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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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