What does predict mean?

Definitions for predictprɪˈdɪkt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word predict.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise(verb)

    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, predict(verb)

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"

Wiktionary

  1. predict(Verb)

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

  2. predict(Verb)

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

    How could I ever predict this could happen?

  3. predict(Verb)

    To foretell, foresee or prophesy.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predict(verb)

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

  2. Predict(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Numerology

  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hugh Grant:

    Oh God, predict mine. They’re out of control.

  2. Irene Eckstrand:

    It's useful to predict where an outbreak is going.

  3. Jason Kaufmann:

    The best way to predict the future is to create it

  4. Alan Kay:

    The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

  5. Speaker Boehner:

    How that turns out I think it's too early to predict.

Images & Illustrations of predict

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