Anticipate and Forecast


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Anticipate verb – To realize or know about beforehand.
Usage example: I anticipated this unhelpful response

Forecast is a synonym for anticipate in expect topic. In some cases you can use "Forecast" instead a verb "Anticipate", when it comes to topics like predict, foretell. popular alternative
Nearby Words: anticipation, anticipating, anticipatory, anticipant, anticipator
Synonyms for Anticipate


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Forecast verb – To tell of or describe beforehand.
Usage example: the station's meteorologist forecasts sun for the next five days

Anticipate is a synonym for forecast in predict topic. You can use "Anticipate" instead a verb "Forecast", if it concerns topics such as foretell. popular alternative
Nearby Words: forecasting, forecaster, forecastle, forecasted
Synonyms for Forecast

Common collocations

change anticipate change forecast change
events anticipate events forecast events
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