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pre·dict

 (prĭ-dĭkt′)
v. pre·dict·ed, pre·dict·ing, pre·dicts
v.tr.
To state, tell about, or make known in advance, especially on the basis of special knowledge: predicted an active hurricane season because of warmer ocean-surface temperatures.
v.intr.
To foretell something.

[Latin praedīcere, praedict- : prae-, pre- + dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·dict′a·bil′i·ty n.
pre·dict′a·ble adj.
pre·dict′a·bly adv.
pre·dic′tive adj.
pre·dic′tive·ly adv.
pre·dic′tor n.
Synonyms: predict, call, forecast, foretell, prognosticate
These verbs mean to tell about something in advance of its occurrence by means of special knowledge or inference: predict an eclipse; couldn't call the outcome of the game; forecasting the weather; foretold events that would happen; prognosticating a rebellion.

predict

(prɪˈdɪkt)
vb
(tr; may take a clause as object) to state or make a declaration about in advance, esp on a reasoned basis; foretell
[C17: from Latin praedīcere to mention beforehand, from prae before + dīcere to say]
preˈdictable adj
preˌdictaˈbility, preˈdictableness n
preˈdictably adv

pre•dict

(prɪˈdɪkt)

v.t.
1. to declare or tell in advance; foretell.
v.i.
2. to foretell the future; make a prediction.
[1540–50; < Latin praedictus, past participle of praedīcere to foretell =prae- pre- + dīcere to say]
pre•dict′a•ble, adj.
pre•dict`a•bil′i•ty, n.
pre•dict′a•bly, adv.
pre•dic′tive, adj.
pre•dic′tive•ly, adv.
pre•dic′tor, n.
syn: predict, prophesy, foresee, forecast mean to know or tell beforehand what will happen. To predict is usu. to foretell with precision of calculation, knowledge, or shrewd inference from facts or experience: Astronomers can predict an eclipse; it may, however, be used without the implication of knowledge or expertise: I predict it will be a successful party. To prophesy is usu. to predict future events by the aid of divine or supernatural inspiration: Merlin prophesied that two knights would meet in conflict; this verb, too, may be used in a less specific sense: I prophesy she'll be back in the old job. foresee refers specifically not to the uttering of predictions but to the mental act of seeing ahead; there is often a practical implication of preparing for what will happen: He was able to foresee their objections. forecast means to predict by observation or study; however, it is most often used of phenomena that cannot be accurately predicted: Rain is forecast for tonight.

predict


Past participle: predicted
Gerund: predicting

Imperative
predict
predict
Present
I predict
you predict
he/she/it predicts
we predict
you predict
they predict
Preterite
I predicted
you predicted
he/she/it predicted
we predicted
you predicted
they predicted
Present Continuous
I am predicting
you are predicting
he/she/it is predicting
we are predicting
you are predicting
they are predicting
Present Perfect
I have predicted
you have predicted
he/she/it has predicted
we have predicted
you have predicted
they have predicted
Past Continuous
I was predicting
you were predicting
he/she/it was predicting
we were predicting
you were predicting
they were predicting
Past Perfect
I had predicted
you had predicted
he/she/it had predicted
we had predicted
you had predicted
they had predicted
Future
I will predict
you will predict
he/she/it will predict
we will predict
you will predict
they will predict
Future Perfect
I will have predicted
you will have predicted
he/she/it will have predicted
we will have predicted
you will have predicted
they will have predicted
Future Continuous
I will be predicting
you will be predicting
he/she/it will be predicting
we will be predicting
you will be predicting
they will be predicting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been predicting
you have been predicting
he/she/it has been predicting
we have been predicting
you have been predicting
they have been predicting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been predicting
you will have been predicting
he/she/it will have been predicting
we will have been predicting
you will have been predicting
they will have been predicting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been predicting
you had been predicting
he/she/it had been predicting
we had been predicting
you had been predicting
they had been predicting
Conditional
I would predict
you would predict
he/she/it would predict
we would predict
you would predict
they would predict
Past Conditional
I would have predicted
you would have predicted
he/she/it would have predicted
we would have predicted
you would have predicted
they would have predicted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.predict - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
read - interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
hazard, guess, venture, pretend - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
outguess, second-guess - attempt to anticipate or predict
augur - predict from an omen
bet, wager - maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
forecast, calculate - predict in advance
prophesy, vaticinate - predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
2.predict - indicate by signspredict - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
threaten - to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point - be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
foreshow - foretell by divine inspiration

predict

verb foretell, forecast, divine, foresee, prophesy, call, augur, presage, portend, prognosticate, forebode, soothsay, vaticinate (rare) Nobody can predict what will happen.
Quotations
"You can only predict things after they happen" [Eugène Ionesco]

predict

verb
To tell about or make known (future events) in advance, especially by means of special knowledge or inference:
Translations
يَتَنَبَّأ، يَتَكَهَّنيَتوَقَع
předpověďpředpovědet
forudsigespå
ennustaa
predvidjeti
elõre megmond
spá
予想する
예측하다
nuspėjamasnuspėjimaspranašystė
paredzētpareģot
napovedati
förutsäga
ทำนาย
đoán trước

predict

[prɪˈdɪkt] VTpredecir, pronosticar, prever
"it'll end in disaster," he predicted-será un desastre, -predijo or -pronosticó
the predicted fall in interest rates has not materializedla bajada de los tipos de interés que estaba prevista aún no se ha materializado
the motion was passed, as predictedla moción se aprobó como se había previsto or pronosticado
I can't predict the futureno puedo predecir or prever el futuro
he predicted a brilliant future for the childle predijo un futuro brillante al niño
to predict thatpredecir que, pronosticar que
nobody can predict what will happennadie puede predecir lo que va a pasar

predict

[prɪˈdɪkt] vtprédire
to predict (that) ... → prédire que ...

predict

predict

[prɪˈdɪkt] vtpredire

predict

(priˈdikt) verb
to say in advance; to foretell. He predicted a change in the weather.
preˈdictable adjective
(negative unpredictable) able to be foretold. His anger was predictable.
preˈdiction (-ʃən) noun
I'm making no predictions about the result of the race.

predict

يَتوَقَع předpovědet forudsige vorhersagen προλέγω predecir ennustaa prédire predvidjeti predire 予想する 예측하다 voorspellen forutsi przepowiedzieć predizer предсказывать förutsäga ทำนาย öngörmek đoán trước 预言

predict

v. predecir, preanunciar, profetizar.

predict

vt predecir, pronosticar; I can’t predict how long she will live..No puedo predecir cuánto tiempo va a vivir.
References in classic literature ?
She feared it was what every body else must think of and predict.
You have found in him an influential and kind friend, who will be kinder yet, I venture to predict, if you deserve it.
Who can predict what effect a despotism, established in Massachusetts, would have upon the liberties of New Hampshire or Rhode Island, of Connecticut or New York?
It would be rash to predict how Passepartout's lively nature would agree with Mr.
Her many attractions were again dwelt on, and Caroline boasted joyfully of their increasing intimacy, and ventured to predict the accomplishment of the wishes which had been unfolded in her former letter.
He didn't predict the future, he knew the past -- often a more dangerous thing.
why, you might as well predict that the fish will die for the want of water in the lake, because I intend, when the frost gets out of the ground, to lead one or two of the spring; through logs, into the village.
She had two sisters to be benefited by her elevation; and such of their acquaintance as thought Miss Ward and Miss Frances quite as handsome as Miss Maria, did not scruple to predict their marrying with almost equal advantage.
That Sir Henry should have been exposed to this is, I must confess, a reproach to my management of the case, but we had no means of foreseeing the terrible and paralyzing spectacle which the beast presented, nor could we predict the fog which enabled him to burst upon us at such short notice.
To-day she is at Chesney Wold; yesterday she was at her house in town; to- morrow she may be abroad, for anything the fashionable intelligence can with confidence predict.
Yet its moral element preexisted in the actor, and its quality as right or wrong it was easy to predict.
Brooke's conclusions were as difficult to predict as the weather: it was only safe to say that he would act with benevolent intentions, and that he would spend as little money as possible in carrying them out.