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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.predictable - capable of being foretold
sure, certain - certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail"; "his fate is certain"; "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death"; "sudden but sure regret"; "he is sure to win"
unpredictable - not capable of being foretold

predictable

Translations
مُتوَقَعمُمْكِن التَّكَهُّن به
předvídatelný
forudsigelig
ennalta arvattavaennustettava
predvidiv
fyrirsjáanlegur
予想できる
예측 가능한
predvídateľný
napovedljiv
förutsägbar
พอที่จะทำนายได้
önceden kestirilebilentahmin edilebilir
có thể đoán trước

predictable

[prɪˈdɪktəbl] ADJ [result, outcome] → previsible
his reaction was predictablesu reacción era de esperar
the contents of the report were entirely predictableel contenido del informe era totalmente previsible
people were so predictableera tan fácil prever las reacciones de la gente
you're so predictable! (= always saying the same) → ¡siempre sales con las mismas!; (= always behaving the same) → ¡siempre estás igual!
you men are so predictablesiempre se sabe lo que los hombres vais a hacer/decir

predictable

[prɪˈdɪktəbəl] adj
[result, reaction, effect] → prévisible
(pejorative) [person, film, plot] → prévisible
You're so predictable! → Tu es si prévisible!

predictable

adj event, reactionvorher- or voraussagbar; persondurchschaubar; to be predictablevorher- or voraussagbar sein, vorher- or vorauszusagen sein; that was predictable!das war vorherzusehen!; you’re so predictableman weiß doch genau, wie Sie reagieren; with predictable consequencesmit vorhersehbaren or voraussagbaren Folgen; to follow a predictable patterneinem vorhersehbaren or voraussagbaren Muster folgen

predictable

[prɪˈdɪktəbl] adjprevedibile

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.

predictable

مُتوَقَع předvídatelný forudsigelig vorhersehbar προβλέψιμος previsible ennalta arvattava prévisible predvidiv prevedibile 予想できる 예측 가능한 voorspelbaar forutsigelig przewidywalny previsível предсказуемый förutsägbar พอที่จะทำนายได้ tahmin edilebilir có thể đoán trước 可预言的
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