ADJ. desirable, desired, favourable, good, happy, positive, satisfactory, successful | negative, unfortunate, unsatisfactory | fatal, tragic | possible | likely, probable | anticipated, expected, inevitable, intended, logical, predicted | unexpected | immediate | actual, eventual, final, long-term, ultimate | direct a direct outcome of the strike | practical | educational, electoral, political, etc. (all technical)
VERB + OUTCOME affect, influence | decide, determine | achieve, have, produce Their strategy produced the desired outcome. | evaluate, measure (technical) The aim is to evaluate possible outcomes.
PREP. ~ of the outcome of the election
PHRASES whatever the outcome Whatever the final outcome of the talks, the war should end soon.