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pre·dict

predict

 
 
pronunciation:
pr dIkt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: predicted, predicting, predicts
definition 1: to see or proclaim in advance (a future unplanned event); prophesy; foretell.
Can anyone really predict the future?In the famous opera, the gypsy, Carmen, predicts her own death.
 
synonyms:
foretell, presage
similar words:
augur, divine, expect, forecast, foresee, prognosticate, prophesy, see
definition 2: to announce the coming of (a future event) based on particular evidence or inference.
The weather report predicted snow for this afternoon.His mother had predicted that his marriage would not last, and, unfortunately, she was correct.The statistical model predicts that one in ten people will contract the disease.
 
similar words:
anticipate, estimate, forecast, prognosticate, project
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to foretell events.
similar words:
divine, prognosticate, prophesy
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derivations: predictable (adj.), predictably (adv.), predictability (n.), predictor (n.)
Word Builder: predict +
  • predictable:
    able to be predicted.
  • prediction:
    a statement saying that something is going to happen.
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