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foretell

fore·tell

foretell

 
pronunciation:
for tel
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: foretelling, foretells, foretold
definition 1: to tell of in advance; prophesy; forecast.
synonyms:
predict, prognosticate, prophesy
similar words:
discount, divine, forecast, foresee, presage
definition 2: to be a sign or omen of; signal; portend.
synonyms:
augur, bode, foreshadow, portend, presage, prognosticate, prophesy
similar words:
forecast, harbinger, herald, indicate, omen, prefigure, promise, signal
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derivation: foreteller (n.)
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