W3S3 [prıˈdıkt] v [T]
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of praedicere 'to say beforehand']
to say that something will happen, before it happens
Sales were five percent lower than predicted.
predict (that)
Newspapers predicted that Davis would be re-elected.
predict whether/what/how etc
It is difficult to predict what the long-term effects of the accident will be.
As Liz had predicted , the rumours were soon forgotten.
be predicted to do sth
Unemployment is predicted to increase to 700,000 by the end of the year.

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  • predict — pre‧dict [prɪˈdɪkt] verb [transitive] to say what you think will happen: • Wall Street had been predicting a quarterly profit of 5 cents per share. predict that • Economists are predicting that growth will slow. • Unemployment is predicted to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Predict — Pre*dict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predicting}.] [L. praedictus, p. p. of praedicere to predict; prae before + dicere to say, tell. See {Diction}, and cf. {Preach}.] To tell or declare beforehand; to foretell; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Predict — Pre*dict , n. A prediction. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predict — I verb adumbrate, advise, announce in advance, anticipate, augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, divine, envision, forebode, forecast, foreknow, foresee, foreshadow, foreshow, forespeak, foretell, foretoken, forewarn, give notice, herald, indicate,… …   Law dictionary

  • predict — (v.) 1620s, foretell, prophesy, from L. praedicatus, pp. of praedicere foretell, advise, give notice, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + dicere to say (see DICTION (Cf. diction)). Scientific sense of to have as a deducible consequence is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • predict — *foretell, forecast, prophesy, prognosticate, augur, presage, portend, forebode Analogous words: *foresee, foreknow, divine: *warn, forewarn, caution: surmise, Conjecture, guess …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • predict — [v] express an outcome in advance adumbrate, anticipate, augur, be afraid, call, call it, conclude, conjecture, croak, crystal ball* divine, envision, figure, figure out, forebode, forecast, foresee, forespeak, foretell, gather, guess, have a… …   New thesaurus

  • predict — ► VERB ▪ state that (a specified event) will happen in the future. DERIVATIVES predictive adjective predictor noun. ORIGIN Latin praedicere make known beforehand, declare …   English terms dictionary

  • predict — [prē dikt′, pridikt′] vt., vi. [< L praedictus, pp. of praedicere < prae , before (see PRE ) + dicere, to tell: see DICTION] to say in advance (what one believes will happen); foretell (a future event or events) predictability n.… …   English World dictionary

  • predict — verb ADVERB ▪ correctly, reliably, successfully ▪ incorrectly, wrongly ▪ accurately, exactly, precisely, with accura …   Collocations dictionary

  • predict — predictable, adj. predictability, n. predictably, adv. /pri dikt /, v.t. 1. to declare or tell in advance; prophesy; foretell: to predict the weather; to predict the fall of a civilization. v.i. 2. to foretell the future; make a prediction. [1540 …   Universalium

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