Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb

Definitions: (verb) If you predict something, you say that it will happen before anyone observes it.

Examples: (verb) Darwin’s theory predicts that animals will try to maximise the number of their children that can be supported in their environment. (verb) It is still difficult to accurately predict the weather more than two days in advance.

Synonyms: verbs: anticipate, forecast.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 B

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