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predictverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​wholecompany? [+ to infinitive] The ​hurricane is predicted toreach the ​coasttomorrowmorning. [+ question word] No one can predict when the ​disease will ​strike again.

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(Definition of predict from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"predict" in American English

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predictverb

 us   /prɪˈdɪkt/
to say that an ​event or ​action will ​happen in the ​future: [T] Astronomers can predict the ​exacttime of an ​eclipse. [+ that clause] Who could have predicted that she would ​win the ​election? [+ to infinitive] The ​storm is predicted to ​reach the Florida ​coasttomorrowmorning. [+ question word] No one can predict when the ​disease will ​strike again.
prediction
noun [C/U]  us   /prɪˈdɪk·ʃən/
[C] We are not ​yetable to make ​accurate predictions about ​earthquakes.
(Definition of predict from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"predict" in Business English

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predictverb [T]

uk   us   /prɪˈdɪkt/
to say what you ​think will ​happen in the future: They predict a 2% to 4% ​salesincrease.predict that sth Economists correctly predicted that ​interestrates would continue to ​fall to ​try and prevent an ​economicslowdown.be predicted to do sth The ​number of ​self-employedpeople has been predicted to ​rise by 20% over the next five ​years.predict when sth It's difficult to predict when ​consumerconfidence might be ​restored.
(Definition of predict from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “predict”
in Korean 예측하다…
in Arabic يَتَنَبّأ…
in Malaysian meramalkan…
in French prédire…
in Russian предсказывать, пророчить…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預言, 預料,預計…
in Italian prevedere…
in Turkish tahmin etmek, önceden kestirmek/söylemek…
in Polish przewidywać…
in Spanish predecir, pronosticar…
in Vietnamese dự đoán…
in Portuguese predizer, prever…
in Thai ทำนาย…
in German vorhersagen…
in Catalan predir, pronosticar…
in Japanese ~を予想する, 予見する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预言, 预料,预计…
in Indonesian meramalkan…
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