Meaning of PREDICTION in English
▪ accurate , correct , good , precise , right , successful
the best available ~ of future interest rates
It turned out my ~ was right.
▪ false , incorrect
▪ dire , gloomy ( esp. BrE ), grim
the dire ~s by economists of a worldwide recession
The sales results exceeded even the most optimistic ~s.
▪ reliable , safe
▪ bold , confident
▪ definite , firm , specific
In this study, we made no specific ~s about likely outcomes.
the discrepancy between the theoretical ~s and the results
▪ earthquake , weather
VERB + PREDICTION
▪ give , offer
Could the panel give their ~ as to who he will appoint to the post?
This study tests these ~s.
▪ confirm , fulfil/fulfill , support
The results of the experiment confirmed their ~s.
▪ confound , contradict , defy
Their success defies the ~s made by most experts.
PREDICTION + VERB
▪ prove sth , turn out to be sth
Our ~ turns out to be correct.
▪ be borne out , come true
▪ amid ~s ( esp. BrE )
Six hundred workers there lost their jobs today, amid gloomy ~s that there could be worse to come.
▪ contrary to a/the ~
Contrary to almost all ~s, however, the government did not fall.
▪ despite a/the ~
Despite earlier dire ~s, shares remained steady.
▪ ~ about
I've learned not to make ~s about the weather.
▪ ~ for
the government's ~ for unemployment
▪ ~ of
their ~s of future growth
▪ ~ on
Let me get your ~s on the final score.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012