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Synonyms for foretell
fɔrˈtɛl, foʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald(verb)

    foreshadow or presage

    Synonyms:
    predict, herald, hail, betoken, announce, augur, annunciate, bode, portend, omen, harbinger, acclaim, prefigure, call, prognosticate, anticipate, foreshadow, forebode, forecast, declare, promise, auspicate, denote, presage

  2. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise(verb)

    make a prediction about; tell in advance

    "Call the outcome of an election"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict(verb)

    indicate by signs

    "These signs bode bad news"

    Synonyms:
    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foretell

    "Persons or things augur; persons only forebode or presage; things only betoken or portend." Crabb English 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.

    Synonyms:
    augur, betoken, bode, divine, forebode, portend, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy

    Antonyms:
    assure, calculate, demonstrate, determine, establish, insure, make sure, prove, settle, warrant

    Preposition:
    I augur from all circumstances a prosperous result; I augur ill of the enterprise; "augurs ill to the rights of the people," Thomas Jefferson Writings vol. ii, p. 506. [Taylor, Walton & Maberley '53.] I augur well, or this augurs well, for your cause.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foretell

    Synonyms:
    predict, preindicate, prognosticate, forebode, prophesy, presage, augur, foreshow, betoken, portend, forewarn

    Antonyms:
    recite, narrate, detail

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foretell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    predict, prophesy

  2. foretell(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    prognosticate, foreshow, foreshadow, presignify, betoken, portend, augur, bode, presage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foretell(v)

    Synonyms:
    predict, prophesy, prognosticate, augur, presage, portend, forebode, bode, divine, foreshadow, presignify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "foretell":

    predict

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How to use foretell in a sentence?

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    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.

  2. Michael Gove:

    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.

  3. Alexis Tsipras:

    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.

  4. Henry David Thoreau:

    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

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