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Definitions for foretell
fɔrˈtɛl, foʊr-fore·tell

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, heraldverb

    foreshadow or presage

  2. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promiseverb

    make a prediction about; tell in advance

    "Call the outcome of an election"

  3. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictverb

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"

Wiktionary

  1. foretellverb

    To tell what's going to happen in the future, especially but not necessarily by having the power of clairvoyance and using it.

  2. Etymology: From. Compare Latinate premonition.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Foretellverb

    Etymology: fore and tell.

    What art thou, whose heavy looks foretell
    Some dreadful story hanging on thy tongue? William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    I found
    The new-created world, which fame in heaven
    Long had foretold. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.

    Mercia’s king,
    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.

  2. To Foretellverb

    To utter prophecy.

    All the prophets from Samuel, and those that follow after, have likewise foretold of these days. Acts iii. 24.

ChatGPT

  1. foretell

    Foretell means to predict or tell about a future event before it happens, often based on insight, intuition, or present indications.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foretellverb

    to predict; to tell before occurence; to prophesy; to foreshow

  2. Foretellverb

    to utter predictions

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foretell

    fōr-tel′, v.t. to tell before: to prophesy.—v.i. to utter prophecy.—n. Foretell′er.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foretell in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foretell in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of foretell in a Sentence

  1. Alexis Tsipras:

    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.

  2. Michael Gove:

    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.

  3. Henry David Thoreau:

    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.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    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

  5. Celal Sengor:

    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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