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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promiseverb

    make a prediction about; tell in advance

    "Call the outcome of an election"

  2. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictverb

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"


  1. predictverb

    To state, or make something known in advance, especially using inference or special knowledge.

  2. predictverb

    To believe or hold to be true in advance; forehold; surmise.

    How could I ever predict this could happen?

  3. predictverb

    To foretell, foresee or prophesy.

  4. Etymology: 17th Century: from praedicere, from prae + dicere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PREDICTverb

    To foretell; to foreshow.

    Etymology: prædictus, Lat. predire, Fr.

    He is always inveighing against such unequal distributions; nor does he ever cease to predict publick ruins, till his private are repaired. Government of the Tongue.


  1. predict

    A prediction (Latin præ-, "before," and dicere, "to say"), or forecast, is a statement about a future event or data. They are often, but not always, based upon experience or knowledge. There is no universal agreement about the exact difference from "estimation"; different authors and disciplines ascribe different connotations. Future events are necessarily uncertain, so guaranteed accurate information about the future is impossible. Prediction can be useful to assist in making plans about possible developments.


  1. predict

    To predict means to state or estimate that something will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something. This is often based on trends, patterns, experience, or evidence at hand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predictverb

    to tell or declare beforehand; to foretell; to prophesy; to presage; as, to predict misfortune; to predict the return of a comet

  2. Predictnoun

    a prediction

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Predict

    prē-dikt′, v.t. to declare or tell beforehand: to prophesy.—adj. Predic′table.—n. Predic′tion, act of predicting: that which is predicted or foretold: prophecy.—adj. Predic′tive, foretelling: prophetic.—n. Predic′tor. [L. prædictus, pa.p. of prædicĕrepræ, before, dicĕre, to say.]

Editors Contribution

  1. predict

    To communicate or forecast a proactive possibility or plan.

    The accountant did predict that the budget was on tract and he was correct.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 11, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PREDICT' in Verbs Frequency: #495

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PREDICT in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PREDICT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of PREDICT in a Sentence

  1. Max Callaghan:

    There's just so much climate science produced, like tens of thousands [ of studies ], and getting to grips with this evidence is really difficult, so we trained the machine learning algorithm to predict the areas that we didn't have time to look at — which is most of them.

  2. Dainius Pilkauskas:

    It is difficult to predict the quality of grain which is seen just before harvesting starts, only after knowing the quality we could plan export destinations.

  3. Tristan Harris:

    It's a race between Facebook's voodoo doll, where you flick your finger and they predict what to show you next, and Google's voodoo doll.

  4. Charitha Pattiaratchi:

    First we need to realize that each tsunami is unique and therefore very difficult to predict particularly where there are not long periods between the earthquake and tsunami.

  5. Stuart Buck:

    It's tricky to predict court rulings, but I'd bet the court will stick to its guns.

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