Forecasts vs Predicts - What's the difference?
As a noun forecasts
As a verb predicts is
To make a prediction: to forecast, foretell, or estimate a future event on the basis of knowledge and reasoning; to prophesy a future event on the basis of mystical knowledge or power.
*1590 , E. Daunce, A Briefe Discourse on the Spanish State , 40
*:After he had renounced his father]]s bishoprick of Valentia in Spaine... and to attaine by degrees the Maiesty of , was created Duke of that place, gaue for his poesie, Aut Cesar, aut nihil . which being not fauoured from the heauens, had presently the [[event, euent the same predicted .
:2000 , , (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) , xiii.
::Professor Trelawney kept predicting Harry’s death, which he found extremely annoying.
:2012 , (Jeremy Bernstein), "
A Palette of Particles" in (American Scientist) , Vol. 100, No. 2, p. 146
::The physics of elementary particles in the 20th century was distinguished by the observation of particles whose existence had been predicted by theorists sometimes decades earlier.
*1886 , Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society , 177. 338
*:It is interesting to see how clearly theory predicts the difference between the ascending and descending curves of a dynamo.
To make predictions.
*1652 , J. Gaule, ???-?????? the mag-astro-mancer , 196
*:The devil can both predict and make predictors.
(transitive, military, rare) To direct a ranged weapon against a target by means of a predictor.
*1943 , L. Cheshire, Bomber Pilot , iii. 57
*:They're predicting us now; looks like a barrage.
(obsolete) A prediction.
* 1609 , :
- Or say with Princes if it shall go well, / By oft predict that I in heaven find.