V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

Definition: (n.) 1. the possibility of future success; 2. something that is expected to happen in the future; 3. someone who is likely to be interested in purchasing a product or service; 4. someone or something that is likely to succeed; 5. the act of exploration, examination or observation; (v.) to search for something desirable

Synonyms: (n.) expectation, possibility, outlook, perspective, candidate, opportunity, chance, potential, (v.) explore, search

Antonyms: hopelessness, obscurity

Tips: The word prospect is often heard in business, in relation to a prospective (potential, liklely) client: "He/she is a prospect." The plural noun prospects refers to the likelihood of being successful or prosperous in the future, especially in a job or career: "My career prospects look good." As a verb, prospect is used when trying to find new opportunities or clients.

Usage Examples:

His prospects for getting the job are excellent; he really is the best candidate. (expectations, chances) noun

Our agency is currently prospecting for new clients. (exploring, searching) verb

Is there any prospect that you may take a ski trip this year? (possibility, chance) noun

I have several prospects who I'll be interviewing for the position this week. (candidates) noun

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