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Definitions for predict
prɪˈdɪktpre·dict

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  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.

ChatGPT

  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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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. Jay Pasachoff:

    Every eclipse is different because the Sun goes through an 11 year sunspot cycle and there are big eruptions that come out of the sun – some of which hit the earth and can zap billion dollar satellites, we want to know about these eruptions and how fast they go and how to predict them.

  2. Jason Kaufmann:

    The best way to predict the future is to create it

  3. Hannes Schroeder:

    Our ancestors lived in a different environment and had a different lifestyle and diet, and it is therefore interesting to find out how this is reflected in their microbiome,' it can help us understand how pathogens have evolved and spread over time, and what makes them particularly virulent in a given environment. At the same time, it may help predict how a pathogen will behave in the future, and how it might be contained or eradicated.

  4. Dave Karpf:

    We could have called this like a CW show from the year 2000, you can predict every beat that'll happen.

  5. Austin Beutner:

    But August is still three months away and we can't predict exactly what standards health authorities will tell us are appropriate at that time.

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