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Synonyms of 'herald'

(verb) 
Definition
to announce or signal the approach of
Economists said the drop could herald a fall in consumer spending.
Synonyms
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precede
Intensive negotiations preceded the vote.
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pave the way
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usher in
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presage
Diplomats fear the incidents presage a new chapter in the conflict.
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portend
Comets, in Western tradition, always portend doom and gloom.
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(verb) 
Definition
to announce or signal the approach of
Tonight's clash is being heralded as the match of the season.
Synonyms
announce
The couple were planning to announce their engagement.
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publish
The paper did not publish his name for legal reasons.
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advertise
Religious groups are not allowed to advertise on TV.
It has been much advertised in specialist magazines.
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proclaim
He continues to proclaim his innocence.
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broadcast
Don't broadcast your business outside the family.
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trumpet
He is trumpeted as the greatest talent of his generation.
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publicize
He never publicized his plans.
(noun) 
Definition
a forerunner
literary)  I welcome the report as the herald of more freedom, not less.
Synonyms
forerunner
Some respiratory symptoms can be the forerunners of asthma.
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sign
His face and movements rarely betrayed any sign of nerves.
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signal
The event was seen as a signal of support.
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indication
He gave no indication that he was ready to compromise.
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token
He sent her a gift as a token of his appreciation.
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omen
Her appearance at this moment is an omen of disaster.
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precursor
The deal should not be seen as a precursor to a merger.
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harbinger (literary)
a harbinger of winter
(noun) 
Definition
a person who announces important news
She hovered by the hearth while the herald delivered his news.
Synonyms
messenger
The document is to be sent by messenger.
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courier
The documents were delivered by a private courier.
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proclaimer
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crier
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town crier
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bearer of tidings

Additional synonyms

in the sense of advertise
Definition
to present or praise (goods or a service) to the public, in order to encourage sales
Religious groups are not allowed to advertise on TV.It has been much advertised in specialist magazines.
Synonyms
plug (informal),
push (informal),
crack up (informal),
make known,
beat the drum (informal),
bring to public notice
in the sense of broadcast
Definition
to make widely known throughout an area
Don't broadcast your business outside the family.
Synonyms
make public,
shout from the rooftops (informal)
in the sense of courier
Definition
a person paid to deliver urgent messages
The documents were delivered by a private courier.
Synonyms
carrier,
pursuivant (archaic)

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