17th Century: from LatinpraedÄ«cere (“to mention beforehand"), from prae (“before") + dÄ«cere (“to say").
Latin praedīcerepraedict-prae-pre-dīcereto saydeik- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Predict Sentence Examples
I predict tonight will be a huge success.
He was in a place, emotionally, that was totally foreign, and he couldn't begin to predict how this night would unfold.
He was thus enabled to predict compounds which were then unknown.
We cannot predict with any exactness the characters of a single unborn individual; but if we consider a large number of unborn individuals, we can predict with considerable accuracy the percentage of individuals which will have the mean character proper to their generation, or will differ from that mean character within any assigned limits.