verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of predict
Examples from the Web for predicting
To understand what The Comeback was predicting, first you need to understand what The Comeback was—and it was so many things.How Lisa Kudrow Pulled Off TV’s Ultimate ‘Comeback’|Kevin Fallon|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not so long ago, many were predicting that the government shutdown would kill Republican chances in 2014.
But more importantly, Wang is the only one predicting Democrats will win.
So this war could end up being the disaster critics are predicting.
And in North Korea, predicting low fronts brings with it similarly high stakes.
In ancient China, if the State astronomer made a wrong calculation in predicting an eclipse he was decapitated.More Science From an Easy Chair|Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
Bert studied Lauren from between narrowed eyelids, weighing his qualities further, judging, ever predicting.Big Pill|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Major Fisher rode after them, field-glass in hand, predicting that the wild hawk would chase Eva away.The Art and Practice of Hawking|Edward B. Michell
The skill of the game comes in predicting the kind of pattern that will be the winning one.Starman's Quest|Robert Silverberg
On this survey of the heavens was built up a whole code of rules for predicting events.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job|Robert Watson
British Dictionary definitions for predicting
Word Origin for predict
Word Origin and History for predicting
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.