Predict definition

prĭ-dĭkt
To say in advance (what one believes will happen); foretell (a future event or events)
verb
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To foretell something.
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(obsolete) A prediction.

noun
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The definition of predict is to say what will happen in the future.

An example of predict is a weather person saying it's going to rain tomorrow.

verb
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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.

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To state, or make something known in advance, especially using inference or special knowledge.

To predict misfortune; to predict the return of a comet.

How did Nostradamus predict that this would happen?

verb
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To believe or hold to be true in advance; forehold; surmise.

How could I ever predict this could happen?

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(intransitive) To foretell, foresee or prophesy.
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Origin of predict

  • Latin praedīcere praedict- prae- pre- dīcere to say deik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 17th Century: from Latin praedÄ«cere (“to mention beforehand"), from prae (“before") + dÄ«cere (“to say").

    From Wiktionary