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English definition of “predict”

predict

verb [T]     /prɪˈdɪkt/
B1 to say that an event or action will happen in the future, especially as a result of knowledge or experience: It's still not possible to accurately predict the occurrence of earthquakes. [+ that] Who could have predicted that within ten years he'd be in charge of the whole company? [+ to infinitive] The hurricane is predicted to reach the coast tomorrow morning. [+ question word] No one can predict when the disease will strike again.Predicting things and intuition
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