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, indicate beforehand, make a prediction, make a prognosis, notify, omen, ominate, point to, portend, praedicere, preannounce, preindicate, premonish, premonstrate, presage, presignify, prognose, prognosticate, promise, prophesy, read, read the future, signify, soothsay, tell fortunes, tell the future, vaticinari, vaticinate, warn II index anticipate (prognosticate), calculate, caution, expect (consider probable), forewarn, portend, preconceive, presage, prognosticate, promise (raise expectations)

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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 — (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 — verb ADVERB ▪ correctly, reliably, successfully ▪ incorrectly, wrongly ▪ accurately, exactly, precisely, with accura …   Collocations 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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