Predict

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Definition

to predict: to make a prophesy, to have an idea of the future
verb

a prediction: a forecast, a prophesy, a prognosis
noun

predictable: obvious, expected, anticipated
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: It's impossible to predict the future.
US: The film was very predictable - it was obvious how it was going to end.
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Examples

  • "Ira : If this company publicly predicts earnings, no matter how big or small, and the company fails to earn that money, then its stock suffers."
  • "The weather forecast predicts it's going to be boiling all weekend, so bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and possibly a hat."
  • "Despite this, CEO Kalvin Krime announced yesterday that 'the worst is now over' and predicted an increase in profits next year."
  • "Not only that, but my last film grossed 100 million dollars at the box office and my next one is predicted to do the same."
  • "Within 10 years, I predict profit margins in the millions."
  • "We can predict the future!"
  • "Those same scientists predict that this figure is likely to increase in coming years."
  • "I can predict with confidence that the Delavigne Corporation's strong performance will continue until the end of the year."
  • "Fashion insiders predict that within two years D&C will be outsourcing abroad for cheaper labour and materials, eliminating the biggest advantage that D&C had over its competitors."
  • "Warbuckle : Hey Philip, your prediction was right – this New Year's party is full of beautiful women!"

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