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Synonyms

predict

verb

to say what you think will happen in the future

prediction

noun

a statement about what you think will happen in the future, or the process of making such a statement

forecast

noun

a statement about what is likely to happen, based on available information and usually relating to the weather, business, or the economy

premonition

noun

a strong feeling that something is going to happen, especially something bad

prophecy

noun

the ability to see what will happen in the future

foresee

verb

to see or know something that will happen in the future

promise

verb

formal to make it seem likely that something will happen

foretell

verb

mainly literary to say what will happen in the future

presentiment

noun

formal a feeling that something is going to happen, especially something bad

precognition

noun

formal the ability to know what will happen in the future, or an instance in which you have this knowledge

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at this rate

used for saying what will happen if the present situation continues

augury

noun

literary the skill or practice of telling what may happen in the future

call

verb

to say what you think will happen, for example in politics or business

farsighted

adjective

American good at judging what will happen in the future

figure on

to think that something will happen and plan for it

forecast

verb

to make a statement about what is likely to happen, usually relating to the weather, business, or the economy

foretold

the past tense and past participle of foretell

give something a day/month/year etc.

used for saying how long you think something will last

have a nasty feeling/suspicion

used for saying you feel certain that something bad is happening or will happen

just/you watch

used for emphasizing that you know what will happen in a particular situation

look ahead

to think about what is likely to happen, or to plan what you are going to do in the future

now for

used when you are saying what is going to happen next

outlook

noun

an idea about what a situation will be like in the future

predictor

noun

something that is helpful or useful in making an accurate prediction

prescient

adjective

formal knowing or behaving as if you know what will happen in the future

prognosticate

verb

very formal to say what you think will happen in the future

prophesy

verb

to say that you believe something will happen in the future

prophetic

adjective

describing something that will happen in the future

scent

verb

to feel that something is soon going to happen or be done

smell

verb

to feel that something is going to happen, usually something bad

tip

verb

to say who you think will get a particular job or be successful at something

what did I tell you?

used when something happens that you said would happen, often when other people were not so sure

will have (done something)

used for saying that you expect an action to be completed before a time in the future

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