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prospect

Translation of prospect in French:

noun

British English: /ˈprɒspɛkt/
American English: /ˈprɑˌspɛkt/
  • 1 (hope, expectation) (of change, improvement, promotion)
    (of success) chance (f) (of doing de faire)
    there is some prospect/little prospect of improvement
    il y a espoir/peu d'espoir que cela s'améliore
    a bleak/gloomy prospect
    une perspective triste/sombre
    there is some prospect that …
    il y a un espoir que … (+ subj)
    there is no prospect of the strike ending soon/of my ou me being released
    il n'y a aucun espoir que la grève se termine bientôt/que je sois libéré
    to hold out the prospect of something
    présager quelque chose
    to face the prospect of something/of doing
    faire face à la perspective de quelque chose/de faire
    to face the prospect that …
    faire face à la perspective que … (+ subj)
    to rule out the prospect of something
    écarter l'espoir de quelque chose
  • 2 (outlook) to have something in prospect
    avoir quelque chose en perspective
    to be in prospect
    (changes, cuts)
    être à prévoir
  • 3 (good option) (for job)
    recrue (f) potentielle
    (for sports team) espoir (m)
    this new product seems like a good prospect for the company
    ce nouveau produit semble ouvrir de bonnes perspectives pour la compagnie
  • 4 (Business) (likely client)
    client/-e (m/f) potentiel/-ielle
  • 5 (view) [literary]
    vue (f) (of sur)

also: prospects plural noun

  • perspectives (fpl)
    she has good career prospects
    elle a de bonnes perspectives de carrière
    the prospects for the economy/for growth
    les perspectives pour l'économie/de croissance
    what are the prospects of promotion/of being promoted?
    quelles sont les perspectives de promotion/les chances d'être promu?
    an industry with excellent prospects
    une industrie avec d'excellentes perspectives
    a job with good prospects
    un emploi ayant de bonnes perspectives
    to have no prospects
    (person)
    ne pas avoir d'avenir
    (job)
    être sans avenir
    a young man with prospects
    un jeune homme qui a de l'avenir

transitive verb

British English: /prəˈspɛkt/
American English: /ˈprɑˌspɛkt/

intransitive verb

British English: /prəˈspɛkt/
American English: /ˈprɑˌspɛkt/

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