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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. Patrick Vallance:

    The biggest unknown is how the U.S. will view a study like this that has been undertaken in the UK healthcare setting, i think there will be interest in the U.S. but I can't predict how it will be considered by U.S. prescribers and healthcare systems.

  2. Cindy Shogan:

    Exactly when and where they go is impossible to predict. Most herds, however, are drawn to a specific calving area. The 169,000 member Porcupine caribou herd has such a connection with Arctic Refuge.

  3. Josh Schwerin:

    We can't predict the future of this pandemic, but Trump's disastrous handling of the response so far makes him more vulnerable everywhere regardless of demographics.

  4. Thomas Heaton:

    I work on the physics of the rupture process and I have become convinced that the physics is in a class of phenomena that are called 'chaotic,' if this is true, then we will probably never predict earthquakes.

  5. Julie Wood:

    Even before his speech, it's easy to predict that Donald Trump will lie about Donald Trump record and the negative impact his presidency has had on the American people, this new ad fact-checks and contrasts him with Mike Bloomberg -- the strongest candidate to beat Trump in November.

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