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Meaning of PREDICT

Pronunciation:  pree'dikt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
  2. [v]  make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"

PREDICT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: anticipate, augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, call, forebode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, prefigure, presage, prognosticate, promise
 See Also: bespeak, bet, calculate, foreshow, guess, hazard, indicate, outguess, point, prophesy, read, secondguess, signal, threaten, vaticinate, venture, wager



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 prophesy; to
    presage; as, to predict misfortune; to predict the return of
    a comet.
    Syn: To foretell; prophesy; prognosticate; presage; forebode;
         foreshow; bode.
  2. \Pre*dict"\, n.
    A prediction. [Obs.] --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
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