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