Guess and Predict


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Guess verb – To form an opinion from little or no evidence.
Predict is a synonym for guess in imagine topic. In some cases you can use "Predict" instead a verb "Guess", when it comes to topics like estimate, hypothesize.
Nearby Words: guessed, guessing
Synonyms for Guess


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Predict verb – Make a prediction about; tell in advance.
Guess is a synonym for predict in forecast topic. Sometimes you can use "Guess" instead a verb "Predict", if it concerns topics such as express an outcome in advance.
Nearby Words: predictable, prediction, predicted, predicting, predictability
Synonyms for Predict

Common collocations

fate guess fate predict fate
twist guess twist predict twist
number guess number predict number
result guess result predict result
Other nouns: outcome, time, way, location, words, content, card.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Man Is Sticking It to the Man Pink Floyd's "Welcome to the Machine" explores this; when the supposedly edgy, rebellious band finally encounter the Machine of the music industry, it is able to correctly guess and predict their every move.
  • Web Video / React Kurt Schneider was the only person to predict that Don't Hug Me, I'm Scared was going to suddenly get disturbing, even timing his guess as to when it was going to happen and getting it exactly right.
  • Possibly believable had she said statistical mechanics instead; basically, one of the principles of quantum mechanics says you can't predict what any individual particle will do, but statistical mechanics says that if you put enough particles together you can make a damn good guess.
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