predict


predict
verb
ADVERB
correctly, reliably, successfully
incorrectly, wrongly
accurately, exactly, precisely, with accuracy, with precision

You cannot predict the weather with absolute accuracy.

boldly, confidently, with certainty, with confidence

The author boldly predicts the end of the Communist Party's rule.

It is not possible to predict with any certainty what effect this will have.

We can predict with absolute confidence how the newspapers will react.

reasonably, safely

We can reasonably predict what is going to happen.

I think I can safely predict that they will fight the verdict.

easily

Every step in the movie is easily predicted.

initially, originally
consistently
VERB + PREDICT
be able to, be unable to, can
attempt to, try to
dare (to)

Few would have dared to predict such a landslide victory.

fail to
be early to

It is still too early to predict the degree to which prices will rise.

be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to
be easy to, be possible to
be reasonable to, be safe to

It is safe to predict that this trend will persist.

use sth to

a computer model used to predict future weather patterns

allow sb to, enable sb to, help (sb) (to)

Newton's theories allow us to predict the flight of a ball.

Computer programs are used to help predict the weather.

PREPOSITION
from

We can predict from this information what is likely to happen next.

PHRASES
be widely predicted

This result had been widely predicted by the opinion polls.

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Predict is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑estimate, ↑expert, ↑forecast, ↑hypothesis, ↑observer, ↑report, ↑theory
Predict is used with these nouns as the object: ↑collapse, ↑consequence, ↑demise, ↑disaster, ↑earthquake, ↑effect, ↑eruption, ↑fate, ↑future, ↑impact, ↑increase, ↑likelihood, ↑occurrence, ↑outcome, ↑probability, ↑recovery, ↑response, ↑return, ↑risk, ↑success, ↑upturn, ↑weather

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  • predict — pre‧dict [prɪˈdɪkt] verb [transitive] to say what you think will happen: • Wall Street had been predicting a quarterly profit of 5 cents per share. predict that • Economists are predicting that growth will slow. • Unemployment is predicted to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Predict — Pre*dict , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predicted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predicting}.] [L. praedictus, p. p. of praedicere to predict; prae before + dicere to say, tell. See {Diction}, and cf. {Preach}.] To tell or declare beforehand; to foretell; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Predict — Pre*dict , n. A prediction. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predict — I verb adumbrate, advise, announce in advance, anticipate, augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, divine, envision, forebode, forecast, foreknow, foresee, foreshadow, foreshow, forespeak, foretell, foretoken, forewarn, give notice, herald, indicate,… …   Law dictionary

  • predict — (v.) 1620s, foretell, prophesy, from L. praedicatus, pp. of praedicere foretell, advise, give notice, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + dicere to say (see DICTION (Cf. diction)). Scientific sense of to have as a deducible consequence is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • predict — *foretell, forecast, prophesy, prognosticate, augur, presage, portend, forebode Analogous words: *foresee, foreknow, divine: *warn, forewarn, caution: surmise, Conjecture, guess …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • predict — [v] express an outcome in advance adumbrate, anticipate, augur, be afraid, call, call it, conclude, conjecture, croak, crystal ball* divine, envision, figure, figure out, forebode, forecast, foresee, forespeak, foretell, gather, guess, have a… …   New thesaurus

  • predict — ► VERB ▪ state that (a specified event) will happen in the future. DERIVATIVES predictive adjective predictor noun. ORIGIN Latin praedicere make known beforehand, declare …   English terms dictionary

  • predict — [prē dikt′, pridikt′] vt., vi. [< L praedictus, pp. of praedicere < prae , before (see PRE ) + dicere, to tell: see DICTION] to say in advance (what one believes will happen); foretell (a future event or events) predictability n.… …   English World dictionary

  • predict — predictable, adj. predictability, n. predictably, adv. /pri dikt /, v.t. 1. to declare or tell in advance; prophesy; foretell: to predict the weather; to predict the fall of a civilization. v.i. 2. to foretell the future; make a prediction. [1540 …   Universalium


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