of or in the future: prospective earnings.
potential, likely, or expected: a prospective partner.
- pro·spec·tive·ly, adverb
- pro·spec·tive·ness, noun
- perspective, prospective
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How to use prospective in a sentence
Your ranking and authority will determine whether you’ll get more visits from prospective customers.
Conversely a bad experience can lead to the opposite impact, causing a prospective or even loyal customer to abandon a brand and speak badly about it to friends online and in person.Adobe acquires marketing workflow startup Workfront for $1.5B | Ron Miller | November 9, 2020 | TechCrunch
In all the letters I sent to prospective employers as a job-seeking college grad, I asked for an interview and a job, but I added a more personal touch to my Fortune letter.To take control of your career, ask for what you want—directly and explicitly | matthewheimer | November 8, 2020 | Fortune
She’s been sending out résumés but hasn’t been hearing from any prospective employers.
It’s actionable, insightful, and relevant to the needs of prospective customers.How to immediately profit from your next piece of content | Nico Prins | October 29, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Prospectively, he saw him a merchant prince, surrounded by palatial splendors.The Allen House | T. S. Arthur
British Dictionary definitions for prospective
looking towards the future
(prenominal) anticipated or likely
- prospectively, adverb
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