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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: fore- + CAST1 'to arrange cleverly' (14-19 centuries)

forecast

2 verb
     
forecast2 past tense and past participle forecast or forecasted [transitive]
to make a statement saying what is likely to happen in the future, based on the information that you have now [= predict]:
Rain was forecast for the weekend.
forecast (that)
The Federal Reserve Bank forecasts that the economy will grow by 2% this year.

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