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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.

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

  2. predictverb

    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. predictverb

    To foretell, foresee or prophesy.

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

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. Israel Hershkovitz:

    The co-existence of these two populations in a confined geographic region at the same time that genetic models predict interbreeding promotes the notion that interbreeding may have occurred in the Levant region.

  2. The President:

    You know, if you look at the history of almost every President, those last two years, all kinds of stuff happens. In some cases, stuff that we couldn't predict.

  3. Louis Kuijs:

    I predict one more rate cut to lower lending rates to 5.25 percent in the first quarter.

  4. Fred Burton:

    When you look at the Al Qaeda-affiliated groups on both sides, that’s one of the challenges the U.S. Special Forces and intelligence community has … there are too many of these groups and not enough people at times to keep track of them, being able to predict exactly where they are going to strike is always the challenge.

  5. Kris Ruby:

    The problem withcancelcultureis that it is a moving target and constantly changing, it is based around individual opinions. Therefore, it is very hard to predict what would becanceled next.

Images & Illustrations of predict

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