Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

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predict

pr@ dIkt

transitive verb
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