prediction noun

ADJ. accurate, correct | dire, gloomy | long-term | reliable, safe | confident | definite, firm | computer | earthquake, weather

VERB + PREDICTION make | confirm, fulfil The results of the experiment confirmed their predictions. | confound, contradict

PREDICTION + VERB prove sth, turn out to be sth Our prediction turns out to be correct. | be borne out, come true

PREP. amid ~s Six hundred workers there lost their jobs today, amid gloomy predictions that there could be worse to come. | contrary to a/the ~ Contrary to almost all predictions, however, the government did not fall. | despite a/the ~ Despite earlier dire predictions, shares remained steady. | ~ about I've learnt not to make predictions about the weather. | ~ for the government's prediction for unemployment | ~ of their predictions of future growth