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prefigure

pre·fig·ure

prefigure

 
pronunciation:
pri fIg yr
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prefigured, prefigures, prefiguring
definition 1: to give an earlier indication, image, or representation of; foreshadow.
similar words:
prophesy
definition 2: to have an image of beforehand; imagine.
similar words:
image, imagine
derivations: prefigurative (adj.), prefiguratively (adv.)
Word Parts
The word prefigure contains the following part:
fig Latin root that means form