forecast-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: calculate,reckon

Commentary: NP1[agent] FORECAST NP2
NOTE: Implies a probable event based on data, not something inevitable.

The hurricane was forecast to hit Florida by nightfall.
The government is forecasting an economic upturn, based on these data.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Predicting
PropBank: forecast.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: indicate,portend

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[topic] FORECAST NP2
NOTE: Suggests the event is inevitable, predestined to occur.

The cards forecast death to Carmen in the second act of the opera.
Pre-election polls in El Salvador consistently forecasted a Handal defeat.
Price increases forecast inflation.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3