English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'foretell'

to correctly predict (an event, a result, etc.) beforehand
prophets who have foretold the end of the world
Nobody can predict what will happen.
They forecast a defeat for the Prime Minister.
She prophesied the Great Fire of London and her own death in 1561.
Comets, in Western tradition, always portend doom and gloom.
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Katya had dried her eyes. That boded well.
Sales figures foreshadow more redundancies.
Already there were problems. It didn't augur well.
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vaticinate (rare)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adumbrate
in the sense of augur
to be a good or bad sign of future events
Already there were problems. It didn't augur well.
in the sense of bode
to be an omen of (good or ill)
Katya had dried her eyes. That boded well.

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