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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to declare or tell in advance; foretell.

  2. (v.i.)to foretell the future; make a prediction.

* Syn: predict , prophesy , foresee , forecast mean to know or tell beforehand what will happen. To predict is usu. to foretell with precision of calculation, knowledge, or shrewd inference from facts or experience: Astronomers can predict an eclipse; it may, however, be used without the implication of knowledge or expertise: I predict it will be a successful party. To prophesy is usu. to predict future events by the aid of divine or supernatural inspiration: Merlin prophesied that two knights would meet in conflict; this verb, too, may be used in a less specific sense: I prophesy she'll be back in the old job.foresee refers specifically not to the uttering of predictions but to the mental act of seeing ahead; there is often a practical implication of preparing for what will happen: He was able to foresee their objections.forecast means to predict by observation or study; however, it is most often used of phenomena that cannot be accurately predicted: Rain is forecast for tonight.

Origin of predict:

1540–50; < L praedictus, ptp. of praedīcere to foretell =prae-pre - +dīcere to say


Princeton's WordNet

  1. forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer(noun)

    someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

  2. predictor(noun)

    information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events

    "the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance"

  3. predictor(noun)

    a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival


  1. predictor(Noun)

    Something that anticipates, predicts or foretells.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predictor(noun)

    one who predicts; a foreteller


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