prediction

noun
ADJECTIVE
accurate, correct, good, precise, right, successful

the best available prediction of future interest rates

It turned out my prediction was right.

false, incorrect
dire, gloomy (esp. BrE), grim

the dire predictions by economists of a worldwide recession

optimistic

The sales results exceeded even the most optimistic predictions.

long-term
reliable, safe
bold, confident
definite, firm, specific

In this study, we made no specific predictions about likely outcomes.

theoretical

the discrepancy between the theoretical predictions and the results

computer
earthquake, weather
VERB + PREDICTION
make
give, offer

Could the panel give their prediction as to who he will appoint to the post?

test

This study tests these predictions.

confirm, fulfil/fulfill, support

The results of the experiment confirmed their predictions.

confound, contradict, defy

Their success defies the predictions made by most experts.

PREDICTION + VERB
prove sth, turn out to be sth

Our prediction turns out to be correct.

be borne out, come true
PREPOSITION
amid predictions (esp. BrE)

Six hundred workers there lost their jobs today, amid gloomy predictions that there could be worse to come.

contrary to a/the prediction

Contrary to almost all predictions, however, the government did not fall.

despite a/the prediction

Despite earlier dire predictions, shares remained steady.

prediction about

I've learned not to make predictions about the weather.

prediction for

the government's prediction for unemployment

prediction of

their predictions of future growth

prediction on

Let me get your predictions on the final score.


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