What does predict mean?

Definitions for predict
prɪˈdɪktpre·dict

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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.

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

  2. predict(Verb)

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

    How could I ever predict this could happen?

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

  3. predict(Verb)

    To foretell, foresee or prophesy.

    Etymology: 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.]

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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How to say predict in sign language?

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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

Examples of predict in a Sentence

  1. Louis Kuijs:

    Things have gotten worse rather than better, i predict one more rate cut to lower lending rates to 5.25 percent in the first quarter.

  2. Stephen Yale-Loehr:

    I predict a lot more litigation on this issue because the executive order does not settle anything once and for all.

  3. Quentin Peel:

    I think that very well-grounded, middle-of-the-road, solid Dutch citizens have been a bit concerned about what has been happening in Washington, the trouble is [the results] are very difficult to predict. You've got no less than 28 parties running in this campaign, and you're probably going to ... end up with a very complicated coalition and Mr. Wilders is not going to be part of it.

  4. Gabriella Sciolla:

    Z-prime is much heavier than a Z particle, something like tens of times the mass, z-prime can decay in a very simple way that yields two very energetic muons, which are basically heavier versions of electrons. If we can detect the muon signature of Z-prime, that would support models that predict the existence of Z-prime.

  5. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    Tonight there will be new proposals, new recommendations. I can't predict whether that will sufficient to enable an agreement to be reached.

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