American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To state, tell about, or make known in advance, especially on the basis of special knowledge.
- v. To foretell something; prophesy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To foretell; prophesy; declare before the event happens; prognosticate; also, to declare before the fact is known by direct experience.
- Synonyms Prophesy, Presage, etc. (see foretell), foreshow, divine.
- n. A prediction.
- v. transitive To state, or make something known in advance, especially using inference or special knowledge.
- v. transitive To believe or hold to be true in advance; forehold; surmise.
- v. intransitive To foretell, foresee or prophesy.
- n. obsolete A prediction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To tell or declare beforehand; to foretell; to prophesy; to presage
- n. obsolete A prediction.
- v. indicate by signs
- v. make a prediction about; tell in advance
- 17th Century: from Latin praedīcere ("to mention beforehand"), from prae ("before") + dīcere ("to say"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin praedīcere, praedict- : prae-, pre- + dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Could it again predict the outcome prior to what Prudhomme hopes will be a decisive third week?”
“The fact that we have not had as much warming as models predict is an indication that damping mechanisms are involved that the models do not account for properly.”
“This, I predict, is exactly what will happen if single-payer is passed.”
“Suffice it to say that it was very well done, and that there was a piece of the subject matter (not the piece you will be able to predict from the first page) that was particularly difficult at this moment in my life.”
“Where he will fail, I predict, is in actually believing his own left wing cant.”
“Now they predict crime will rise because of the recesion, does this mean that what the actually predict is in a recession, police will not work as hard and allow crime to rise thus failling the public.”
“What makes this hard to predict is that much of it depends on the nature of the artistic activity in question.”
“This post, I predict, is going to get an IFA link after I hit some deadlines later today.”
“Could it be that at least one of the "curled up" dimensions that theories such as "String Theory" predict is stuck within our heads?”
“One thing that science allows us to predict, is that the irrational will remain defiant, and in denial, right up until the very end.”
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