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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.

  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.

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. Ted Cruz:

    I voted with the administration on the substance because of the threat of Iran but I'll tell you from my end, if the administration does it again and there is not a live and exigent emergency, you will not have my vote and I predict you will not have the vote of a number of other Republicans as well. The simpler process is follow the damn law and respect it.

  2. Horst Seehofer:

    No one can predict the consequences of a Grexit other than that a lot of Greece's debts would have to be written off and at the same time monetary help would be necessary, on top of that there would be utter chaos. If Greece were not prepared to reform, a path like that would have to be accepted but one shouldn't strive for it oneself or organize it.

  3. Irene Eckstrand:

    Infectious disease models are never going to accurately predict the future, [They] are better at saying 'if we do this, here's the range of things that can happen.'.

  4. Eric Schmdit:

    One day we had a conversation where we figured we could just try and predict the stock market... and then we decided it was illegal. So we stopped doing that.

  5. Charlie Lyons:

    I immediately started packing my stuff, my valuables, my friend last year lost her house in Malibu. You can't predict what Mother Nature is going to do.

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