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prospective

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of prospective

likely to be or become something at a later time
  • The school had a luncheon for prospective students.

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The first known use of prospective was in 1788

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“Prospective.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prospective. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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