announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald(verb)
foreshadow or presage
predict, herald, hail, betoken, announce, augur, annunciate, bode, portend, omen, harbinger, acclaim, prefigure, call, prognosticate, anticipate, foreshadow, forebode, forecast, declare, promise, auspicate, denote, presage
predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise(verb)
make a prediction about; tell in advance
"Call the outcome of an election"
forestall, predict, augur, forebode, foreshadow, scream, prognosticate, counter, promise, phone, yell, foreknow, shout out, cry, herald, call in, auspicate, expect, holler, call up, betoken, call off, assure, call, look for, send for, previse, anticipate, address, visit, portend, shout, bode, foresee, look to, announce, presage, name, hollo, squall, bid, ring, omen, forecast, harbinger, telephone, annunciate, prefigure
bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict(verb)
indicate by signs
"These signs bode bad news"
predict, herald, bespeak, indicate, promise, figure, betoken, announce, count on, annunciate, bode, foreshadow, omen, point, harbinger, estimate, portend, call, prognosticate, anticipate, reckon, augur, calculate, forebode, prefigure, signal, forecast, auspicate, presage
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"Persons or things augur; persons only forebode or presage; things only betoken or portend."
CrabbEnglish Synonymes. We augur well for a voyage from past good fortune and a good start; we presage success from the stanchness of the ship and the skill of the captain. We forebode misfortune either from circumstances that betoken failure, or from gloomy fancies for which we could not give a reason. Dissipation among the officers and mutiny among the crew portend disaster. Divine has reference to the ancient soothsayers' arts (as in Gen. xliv, 5, 15), and refers rather to reading hearts than to reading the future. We say I could not divine his motive, or his intention.
I augur from all circumstances a prosperous result; I augur ill of the enterprise; "augurs ill to the rights of the people,"
Thomas JeffersonWritings vol. ii, p. 506. [ Taylor, Walton & Maberley'53.] I augur well, or this augurs well, for your cause.
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One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then.
If these measures are rejected, all (prospects) are open, any percentage of defeat for the Syriza party ... would open a discussion that I cannot foretell how would end. We would be entering an adventure.
I can't foretell the future but I don't believe that the act of leaving the European Union would make our economic position worse, I think it would make it better.
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