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announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, heraldverb
foreshadow or presage
predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promiseverb
make a prediction about; tell in advance
"Call the outcome of an election"
bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictverb
indicate by signs
"These signs bode bad news"
To tell what's going to happen in the future, especially but not necessarily by having the power of clairvoyance and using it.
Etymology: From. Compare Latinate premonition.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: fore and tell.
What art thou, whose heavy looks foretell
Some dreadful story hanging on thy tongue? William Shakespeare, H. VI.
The new-created world, which fame in heaven
Long had foretold. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.
Warn’d in a dream, his murder did fortell,
From point to point, as after it befell. Dryden.
When great Ulysses sought the Phrygian shores,
Deeds then undone my faithful tongue foretold;
Heaven seal’d my words, and you those deeds behold. Alexander Pope.
To utter prophecy.
All the prophets from Samuel, and those that follow after, have likewise foretold of these days. Acts iii. 24.
to predict; to tell before occurence; to prophesy; to foreshow
to utter predictions
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fōr-tel′, v.t. to tell before: to prophesy.—v.i. to utter prophecy.—n. Foretell′er.
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The numerical value of foretell in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of foretell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of foretell in a Sentence
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then
I can't foretell the future but I don't believe that the act of leaving the European Union would make our economic position worse, I think it would make it better.
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then.
If these measures are rejected, all (prospects) are open, any percentage of defeat for the Syriza party ... would open a discussion that I cannot foretell how would end. We would be entering an adventure.
We can foretell that an earthquake of that magnitude will happen soon, but that is the best we can do. There is no way you can predict it.
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