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Synonyms of 'presage'

(verb) 
Definition
to be a warning or sign of something about to happen
Diplomats fear the incidents presage a new chapter in the conflict.
Synonyms
portend
Comets, in Western tradition, always portend doom and gloom.
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point to
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warn of
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signify
The two approaches signified a sharp difference between the men.
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bode
Katya had dried her eyes. That boded well.
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foreshadow
Sales figures foreshadow more redundancies.
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augur
Already there were problems. It didn't augur well.
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betoken
His demeanour betokened embarrassment at his prosperity.
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(verb) 
Synonyms
predict
Nobody can predict what will happen.
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forecast
They forecast a defeat for the Prime Minister.
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prophesy
She prophesied the Great Fire of London and her own death in 1561.
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foretell
prophets who have foretold the end of the world
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soothsay
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vaticinate (rare)
(verb) 
Synonyms
sense
He had sensed what might happen.
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feel
I feel that he still misses her.
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divine
She tried to divine which of her siblings was telling the truth.
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foresee
He did not foresee any problems.
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have a feeling
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intuit
(noun) 
Definition
an omen
Soldiers used to believe a raven was a presage of coming battle.
Synonyms
omen
Her appearance at this moment is an omen of disaster.
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sign
It is a sign of things to come.
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warning
a warning of impending doom
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forecast
He delivered his election forecast.
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prediction
He was unwilling to make a prediction for the coming year.
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prophecy
Nostradamus's prophecy of the end of the world
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portent
This is a frightening portent for the future.
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harbinger (literary)
a harbinger of winter
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forewarning
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prognostication
The country is obsessed with gloomy prognostications about its future.
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augury
The auguries of death are gathering around him.
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auspice
(noun) 
Definition
a misgiving
Synonyms
misgiving
She had some misgivings about what she was about to do.
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feeling
I have a feeling that everything will come right for us.
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intuition
You can't make a case on intuitions, you know.
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apprehension
It reflects real anger and apprehension about the future.
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boding
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premonition
He had an unshakable premonition that he would die.
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foreboding
an uneasy sense of foreboding
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forewarning
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presentiment
He had a presentiment of disaster.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of apprehension
Definition
anxiety or dread
It reflects real anger and apprehension about the future.
in the sense of augur
Definition
to be a good or bad sign of future events
Already there were problems. It didn't augur well.
in the sense of augury
Definition
an omen
The auguries of death are gathering around him.
Synonyms
herald (literary),
harbinger (literary),
forewarning,
auspice,
puku (New Zealand)

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