Say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something: it is too early to predict a result [with clause]: he predicts that the trend will continue (as adjective predicted) the predicted growth is 47 percent
More example sentences
- They are also working to predict future demand in the face of further housing development.
- If we could predict the future uses of new technology, they wouldn't be innovative.
- Isn't it amazing how far into the future they can predict the weather these days?
early 17th century: from Latin praedict- 'made known beforehand, declared', from the verb praedicere, from prae- 'beforehand' + dicere 'say'.