- to declare or tell in advance; prophesy; foretell: to predict the weather; to predict the fall of a civilization.
- to foretell the future; make a prediction.
Origin of predict
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Related Words for predictforesee, envision, conclude, anticipate, forecast, call, think, figure, prophesy, portend, vaticinate, prognosticate, surmise, guess, forebode, presage, infer, conjecture, read, adumbrate
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Contemporary Examples of predict
But so-called jungle primaries are notoriously hard to predict or poll.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races
January 9, 2015
A successful trend-maker might be able to steer a conversation, but virality remains extremely difficult to predict.China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think
December 27, 2014
They predict the government of President Petro Poroshenko may not last another three months.Ukraine Militias Warn of Anti-Kiev Coup
November 28, 2014
Experts [predict] that over a million people in the region need food aid to allay shortages.Liberia’s Ebola Famine
Abby Haglage, Nina Strochlic
November 13, 2014
Zuckerberg himself has bragged that he is able to predict which site members will hook up with whom based on their site activity.How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook
November 12, 2014
Historical Examples of predict
I ventured to predict that success awaited him in the rubber business.
The mind that grows could not predict the times, the means, the mode of that spontaneity.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What doom or what disaster did this storm typify and predict?The Christian
It is easy to predict that the day will come when there will be need of each of these manouvres.On Horsemanship
So I forbore to predict what would be his ultimate form of beauty.
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to state or make a declaration about in advance, esp on a reasoned basis; foretell