predict

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Predict is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
predict

Third-person singular
predicts

Past tense
predicted

Past participle
predicted

Present participle
predicting

  1. (transitive) If you predict something, you say that it will happen before anyone observes it.
    It is still difficult to accurately predict the weather more than two days in advance.
    As predicted by analysts, Toyota has increased the price of the Lexus LS400 by £3000 for 1993.
    Darwin's theory predicts that animals will try to maximise the number of their children.

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