definition 1: to see or proclaim in advance (a future unplanned event); prophesy; foretell.
example: Can anyone really predict the future?
example: In the famous opera, the gypsy, Carmen, predicts her own death.
definition 2: to announce the coming of (a future event) based on particular evidence or inference.
example: The weather report predicted snow for this afternoon.
example: His mother had predicted that his marriage would not last, and, unfortunately, she was correct.
example: The statistical model predicts that one in ten people will contract the disease.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb predict
predict + noun: ~ outcome, ~ future, ~ weather, ~ behavior, ~ likelihood (e.g., predict the likelihood of another eruption), ~ increase, ~ rise, ~ growth, ~ demise, ~ decrease, ~ fall, ~ shortfall