Synonyms of prospect in English:

prospect


See definition of prospect

noun

1‘there is little prospect of success’

SYNONYMS

likelihood, hope, expectation, anticipation, chance, good chance, poor chance, chances, odds, probability, possibility, likeliness, promise, lookout

dream

fear, danger, hazard

2prospects‘she would have better job prospects with a postgraduate qualification’

SYNONYMS

possibilities, potential, promise, expectations, outlook, future, scope

3‘finding schools abroad may be a daunting prospect for employees’

SYNONYMS

vision, thought, idea, contemplation

task, undertaking

4‘Jimmy, who plays in midfield, is an exciting prospect’

SYNONYMS

candidate, possibility

informal catch

5‘guests are greeted with a pleasant prospect from the ground-floor lounge’

SYNONYMS

view, vista, outlook, perspective, panorama, aspect, scene

scenery, sweep, landscape, seascape, townscape, cityscape, surroundings

picture, spectacle, sight

archaic lookout


verb

1‘the mining companies never got to prospect the area’

SYNONYMS

inspect, survey, make a survey of, explore, search, scout, reconnoitre, examine, check out

2‘he obtained rights to prospect for minerals’

SYNONYMS

search, look, seek, hunt, go after, dowse


Phrases

    in prospect

      ‘further job losses are in prospect’

      SYNONYMS

      coming soon, on the way, in the pipeline, likely to happen, to come, coming up, at hand, close at hand, near at hand, near, imminent, in the offing, in view, in store, on the horizon, in the wings, just around the corner, in the air, in the wind, brewing, upcoming, forthcoming, impending, approaching

      informal

      on the cards