: to declare or indicate in advance; especially : foretell on the basis of observation, experience, or scientific reason
Examples of PREDICT
- All the local forecasters are predicting rain for this afternoon.
- She claims that she can predict future events.
- It's hard to predict how the election will turn out.
- Many people predicted that the store would fail, but it has done very well.
- Sales are predicted to be the same as last year.
Origin of PREDICT
past participle of praedicere,
pre- + dicere
to say — more at diction
First Known Use: 1609
Rhymes with PREDICT
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