Examples of predict in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of predict from the Web
In the days leading up to the summit, Mr. Trump predicted a successful trip, even saying that there's potential for Kim to visit the U.S.
The International Monetary Fund predicts that the working-age populations in many mature Western economies will fall more than 20% between 2015 and 2055, along with their gross domestic product.
Fed officials predicted 2% growth in 2020 in their March median projection.
Jonathan Jones predicts the 2018 record of every NFL team.
The two most reliable institutes (Allensbach and Emnid) predicted the outcome with a difference of 1-2 percent.
The National Weather Service predicts about 30 percent chances of storms Friday night, rising to 60 percent chances Saturday.
Few predicted last year’s bedlam, even after the practice sessions.
Caforio or Hill have the best chances of going up against Knight in the general election, the Times predicts.
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Synonym Discussion of predict
- seers foretold the calamity
- astronomers predicted an eclipse
- forecast snow
- prophesying a new messiah
- prognosticating the future
PREDICT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of predict for English Language Learners
: to say that (something) will or might happen in the future
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Word Root of predict
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