foretell

  • 1 foretell — foretell, predict, forecast, prophesy, prognosticate, augur, presage, portend, forebode are comparable when meaning to tell something before it happens through special knowledge or occult power. Foretell and predict are frequently interchangeable …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Foretell — Fore*tell , v. i. To utter predictions. Acts iii. 24. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Foretell — Fore*tell , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foretold}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foretelling}.] To predict; to tell before occurence; to prophesy; to foreshow. [1913 Webster] Deeds then undone my faithful tongue foretold. Pope. [1913 Webster] Prodigies, foretelling… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 foretell — index herald, portend, predict, presage, prognosticate, promise (raise expectations) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bu …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 foretell — (v.) c.1300, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + TELL (Cf. tell). Related: Foretold; foretelling …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 foretell — [v] predict, warn adumbrate, announce, anticipate, apprehend, augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, call, call it*, call the shot*, crystal ball it*, declare, disclose, divine, divulge, dope*, dope out*, figure, figure out*, forebode, forecast,… …

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  • 7 foretell — ► VERB (past and past part. foretold) ▪ predict. DERIVATIVES foreteller noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 foretell — [fôr tel′] vt. foretold, foretelling [ME foretellen, prob. transl. of L praedicere] to tell, announce, or indicate beforehand; prophesy; predict foreteller n …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 foretell — transitive verb (foretold; telling) Date: 14th century to tell beforehand ; predict • foreteller noun Synonyms: foretell, predict, forecast, prophesy, prognosticate mean to tell beforehand. foretell applies to the telling of the coming of a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 foretell — verb 1) the locals can foretell a storm Syn: predict, forecast, prophesy, prognosticate; foresee, anticipate, envisage, envision, see See note at predict 2) dreams can foretell the future …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 foretell — UK [fɔː(r)ˈtel] / US [fɔrˈtel] verb [transitive] Word forms foretell : present tense I/you/we/they foretell he/she/it foretells present participle foretelling past tense foretold UK [fɔː(r)ˈtəʊld] / US [fɔrˈtoʊld] past participle foretold mainly… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 foretell — verb Foretell is used with these nouns as the object: ↑future …

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  • 13 foretell — [[t]fɔː(r)te̱l[/t]] foretells, foretelling, foretold VERB If you foretell a future event, you predict that it will happen. [LITERARY] [V n] ...prophets who have foretold the end of the world. [Also V that/wh] …

    English dictionary

  • 14 foretell — foreteller, n. /fawr tel , fohr /, v.t., foretold, foretelling. to tell of beforehand; predict; prophesy. [1250 1300; ME fortell. See FORE , TELL1] Syn. forecast, augur, presage, forebode. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 15 foretell — verb /fɔrˈtɛl,foː.ˈteɫ,fɔː.ˈtɛɫ,fɔɹ.ˈtɛɫ/ To tell whats going to happen in the future, especially but not necessarily by having the power of clairvoyance and using it …

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  • 16 foretell — Synonyms and related words: adumbrate, announce, anticipate, apprehend, approach, augur, await, be destined, be fated, be imminent, be to be, be to come, bode, call, cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, come, come on, declare, disclose, divine,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 foretell — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. presage, portend; forecast, prognosticate, predict. See prediction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. predict, prophesy, prognosticate, divine, foresee, announce in advance, forecast, soothsay, tell fortunes …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 foretell — fore|tell [fo:ˈtel US fo:r ] v past tense and past participle foretold [ ˈtəuld US ˈtould] [T] formal to say what will happen in the future, especially by using special magical powers = ↑predict ▪ the birth of Christ, foretold by prophets …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 foretell — fore|tell [ fɔr tel ] (past tense and past participle fore|told [ fɔr tould ] ) verb transitive MAINLY LITERARY to say what will happen in the future: PREDICT: No one could have foretold such a freak accident …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 foretell — fore tell || fÉ”r tel /fɔː v. predict, prophesy, tell in advance …

    English contemporary dictionary

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