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predict verb

ADV. accurately, correctly, reliably, successfully, with accuracy/certainty It is not possible to predict with any certainty what effect this will have. | exactly, precisely | confidently | wrongly

VERB + PREDICT be able/unable to, can/could | try to | dare (to) Few would have dared to predict such a landslide victory. | fail to | be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to | be easy to, be possible to | use sth to a computer model used to predict future weather patterns | allow sb to, enable sb to Newton's theories allow us to predict the flight of a cricket ball.

PREP. from We can predict from this information what is likely to happen next.

PHRASES be widely predicted This result had been widely predicted by the opinion polls.