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Synonyms of 'predict'

(verb) 
Definition
to tell about in advance
Nobody can predict what will happen.
Synonyms
foretell
prophets who have foretold the end of the world
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forecast
They forecast a defeat for the Prime Minister.
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divine
She tried to divine which of her siblings was telling the truth.
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foresee
He did not foresee any problems.
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prophesy
She prophesied the Great Fire of London and her own death in 1561.
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augur
Already there were problems. It didn't augur well.
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portend
Comets, in Western tradition, always portend doom and gloom.
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soothsay
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vaticinate (rare)

quotation

You can only predict things after they happen [Eugène Ionesco]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of augur
Definition
to be a good or bad sign of future events
Already there were problems. It didn't augur well.
in the sense of divine
Definition
to discover (something) by intuition or guessing
She tried to divine which of her siblings was telling the truth.
in the sense of forebode
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