verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- predicate objective,
- predictive value
Origin of predict
Examples from the Web for predict
But so-called jungle primaries are notoriously hard to predict or poll.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A successful trend-maker might be able to steer a conversation, but virality remains extremely difficult to predict.
They predict the government of President Petro Poroshenko may not last another three months.
Experts [predict] that over a million people in the region need food aid to allay shortages.
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|Jake Whitney|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were four omissions to predict out of 3,720, or 0.1 percent.
The weather bureau, however, with many more present facts at its command may predict with far greater certainty.What and Where is God?|Richard La Rue Swain
Nor did any lachrymose letter in the Times predict a speedy downfall of the Empire140 for this apathy of its local guardians.My Reminiscences|Rabindranath Tagore
We predict that in less than one year he will be one of your favorite authors.The Fantasy Fan January 1934|Various
It enables us to predict where satellites will be abundant and where they will be absent.Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I|Herbert Spencer
Word Origin for predict
1620s (implied in predicted), "foretell, prophesy," a back formation from prediction or else from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicere "foretell, advise, give notice," from prae "before" (see pre-) + dicere "to say" (see diction). Related: Predicted; predicting.