Synonyms of 'prefigure'
1 foreshadowDictionary, suggest, indicate
The party says his departure did not prefigure a major policy shift.
Sales figures foreshadow more redundancies.
The figures suggest that their success is conditional on this restriction.
He has indicated that he might resign.
He intimated that he was contemplating leaving the company.
Diplomats fear the incidents presage a new chapter in the conflict.
Comets, in Western tradition, always portend doom and gloom.
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to outline; give a faint indication of
If you fancy that something is the case, you think or suppose that it is so.
She fancied he was trying to hide a smile.
Thesaurus for prefigure from the Collins English Thesaurus
If one thing prefigures another, it is a first indication which suggests or determines that the second thing will happen .