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[pri-dikt] /prɪˈdɪkt/

verb (used with object)
to declare or tell in advance; prophesy; foretell:
to predict the weather; to predict the fall of a civilization.
verb (used without object)
to foretell the future; make a .
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to state or make a declaration about in advance, esp on a reasoned basis; foretell

1620s (implied in predicted), “foretell, prophesy,” a back formation from prediction or else from Latin praedicatus, past participle of praedicere “foretell, advise, give notice,” from prae “before” (see pre-) + dicere “to say” (see diction). Related: Predicted; predicting.


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