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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of praedicere 'to say beforehand'

predict

verb
     
pre‧dict S3 W3 [transitive]
to say that something will happen, before it happens [↪ prediction]:
Sales were five percent lower than predicted.
predict (that)
Newspapers predicted that Davis would be re-elected.
predict whether/what/how etc
It is difficult to predict what the long-term effects of the accident will be.
As Liz had predicted, the rumours were soon forgotten.
be predicted to do something
Unemployment is predicted to increase to 700,000 by the end of the year.

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