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predict

verb [T]     /prɪˈdɪkt/
to say what you think will happen in the future : They predict a 2% to 4% sales increase .predict that sth Economists correctly predicted that interest rates would continue to fall to try and prevent an economic slowdown .be predicted to do sth The number of self-employed people has been predicted to rise by 20% over the next five years .predict when sth It's difficult to predict when consumer confidence might be restored .
(Definition of predict verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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