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 for forecast
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forecast \Fore"cast\, n.
     Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.
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           He makes this difference to arise from the forecast and
           predetermination of the gods themselves. --Addison.
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     2. A calculation predicting future events; the foresight of
        consequences, and provision against them; prevision;
        premeditation; as, the weather forecast.
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              His calm, deliberate forecast better fitted him for
              the council than the camp.            --Prescott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forecast \Fore*cast"\, v. t.
     1. To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.
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              He shall forecast his devices against the
              strongholds.                          --Dan. xi. 24.
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     2. To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for;
        as, to forecast the weather; to forecast prices.
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              It is wisdom to consider the end of things before we
              embark, and to forecast consequences. --L'Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forecast \Fore*cast"\, v. i.
     To contrive or plan beforehand.
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           If it happen as I did forecast.          --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a prediction about how something (as the weather) will
           develop [syn: prognosis, forecast]
      v 1: predict in advance [syn: forecast, calculate]
      2: judge to be probable [syn: calculate, estimate, reckon,
         count on, figure, forecast]
      3: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
         portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage,
         betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure,
         forecast, predict]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "forecast":
     accounting, actuarial prediction, adumbrate, analysis, anticipate,
     anticipation, apocalypse, arrange, augur, augury,
     automatic electronic navigation, braking, calculate, calculation,
     cast, cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, computation, concert,
     conclude, conjecture, contemplation, contrive, coordination,
     cut out, design, devise, discretion, divine, dope, dope out,
     dowse for water, envisagement, envisionment, fact distribution,
     farseeingness, farsightedness, figure, forebode, foreboding,
     forecasting, forecasts, foreglance, foregleam, foreglimpse,
     forehandedness, foreknown, foresee, foreseeing, foreseen,
     foreshowing, foreshown, foresight, foresightedness, foretell,
     foretelling, foretold, forewarn, forewarning, fortune-tell, frame,
     gather, guess, guesswork, hariolate, improbability, infer,
     inspection, intend, lay plans, longsightedness, looking ahead,
     make a prediction, make a prognosis, make a projection,
     make a prophecy, make arrangements, manipulation, methodize,
     nonlinear calibrations, omen, organize, output measurement, plan,
     plan ahead, portend, prearrange, predict, predicted, prediction,
     prefiguration, prefigure, prefigurement, prefiguring, preparation,
     prepublication, presage, presaged, presaging, presentiment,
     preshowing, presignifying, preview, prevision, probability,
     processing, prognosis, prognosticate, prognostication, program,
     project, promise, prophecy, prophesied, prophesy, prophesying,
     prospect, prospection, prospectus, providence, provision, prudence,
     rationalize, read palms, read tea leaves, read the future,
     readiness, record keeping, sagacity, schedule, schematize, set up,
     shape, soothsay, speculate, speculation, statistical prediction,
     steering, supersonic flow detection, surmise, systematize,
     tell fortunes, tell the future, vaticinate, vaticination, weird,
     work out, work up

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