English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'foretell'

(verb) 
Definition
to correctly predict (an event, a result, etc.) beforehand
prophets who have foretold the end of the world
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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portend
Comets, in Western tradition, always portend doom and gloom.
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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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foreshow
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soothsay
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vaticinate (rare)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adumbrate
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 bode
Definition
to be an omen of (good or ill)
Katya had dried her eyes. That boded well.

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