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presage

pres·age

presage

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: pre sihj
definition 1: an intuition or sense of a future occurrence; presentiment.
definition 2: a sign or warning of a future occurrence; omen.
similar words:
forerunner, harbinger, omen
definition 3: prophetic meaning.
similar words:
omen
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: pri seIj
inflections: presaged, presages, presaging
definition 1: to have a presentiment of.
definition 2: to be a sign or warning of; portend or foretell.
The threats led to nothing at the time, but they presaged the leader's eventual assassination.
similar words:
forecast, foretell, harbinger, omen, portend, promise, prophesy
definition 3: to make a prediction of; forecast.
similar words:
predict, prophesy
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: pri seIj
definition: to make or express a prediction.
similar words:
prophesy