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Meaning of FORETELL

Pronunciation:  fowr'tel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
  2. [v]  make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
  3. [v]  foreshadow or presage

FORETELL is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: announce, annunciate, anticipate, augur, auspicate, betoken, bode, call, forebode, forecast, foreshadow, harbinger, herald, omen, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, prognosticate, promise
 See Also: bespeak, bet, calculate, foreshow, guess, hazard, indicate, outguess, point, prophesy, read, secondguess, signal, tell, threaten, vaticinate, venture, wager



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fore*tell"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foretold}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Foretelling}.]
    To predict; to tell before occurence; to prophesy; to
          Deeds then undone my faithful tongue foretold. --Pope.
          Prodigies, foretelling the future eminence and luster
          of his character.                        --C.
    Syn: To predict; prophesy; prognosticate; augur.
  2. \Fore*tell"\, v. i.
    To utter predictions. --Acts iii. 24.
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