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Synonyms for herald
ˈhɛr əld

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. herald, trumpeter(noun)

    (formal) a person who announces important news

    "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"

    precursor, trumpeter, cornetist, forerunner, trumpeter swan, predecessor, harbinger

  2. harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor(verb)

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

    harbinger, precursor, predecessor, trumpeter, forerunner, antecedent

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

    foreshadow or presage

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

  4. acclaim, hail, herald(verb)

    praise vociferously

    "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"

    acclaim, clap, announce, hail, applaud, harbinger, foretell, annunciate, come, spat

  5. hail, herald(verb)

    greet enthusiastically or joyfully

    acclaim, announce, hail, harbinger, foretell, annunciate, come


  1. herald(noun)

    To proclaim, announce, etc. an event.

    Daffodils herald the Spring.


  2. herald(noun)

    A harbinger, giving signs of things to come.

    Daffodils are heralds of Spring.


  3. herald(noun)

    An official whose speciality is heraldry, especially one between the ranks of pursuivant and king of arms.

    Rouge Dragon is a herald at the College of Arms.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. herald

    To announce is to give intelligence of in some formal or public way. We may announce that which has occurred or that which is to occur, tho the word is chiefly used in the anticipative sense; we announce a book when it is in press, a guest when he arrives. We advertise our business, communicate our intentions, enunciate our views; we notify an individual, give notice to the public. Declare has often an authoritative force; to declare war is to cause war to be, where before there may have been only hostilities; we say declare war, proclaim peace. We propound a question or an argument, promulgate the views of a sect or party, or the decision of a court, etc. We report an interview, reveal a secret, herald the coming of some distinguished person or great event. Publish, in popular usage, is becoming closely restricted to the sense of issuing through the press; we announce a book that is to be published.

    advertise, announce, circulate, communicate, declare, enunciate, give notice (of), give out, make known, notify, proclaim, promulgate, propound, publish, report, reveal, say, spread abroad, state, tell

    bury, conceal, cover (up), hide, hush, keep back, keep secret, secrete, suppress, withhold

    The event was announced to the family by telegraph.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. herald(n.)

    proclaimer, publisher, crier

  2. herald(n.)

    forerunner, precursor, harbinger

  3. herald(v. a.)

    proclaim, announce, publish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    pioneer, harbinger, harald, announce

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  • Herold, verkünden, Wappenherold, Wappenausleger, Verkündiger, BoteGerman
  • αγγελιοφόρος, πρόδρομος, προαναγγέλλω, προάγγελος, οικοσημολόγος, κήρυκαςGreek
  • heroldoEsperanto
  • heraldo, anunciarSpanish
  • sanansaattajaFinnish
  • héraut, découpure, annoncerFrench
  • բանբերArmenian
  • foriero, annunciare, messaggero, proclamare, corriere, araldo, precursore, messo, premonitore, banditore, annunciatoreItalian
  • 伝令官, 布告者, 告知者, 使者, ヘラルド, 前触れJapanese
  • навестува, гласник, предвестува, весник, предвесник, хералдMacedonian
  • szczerbówka, herold, zwiastowaćPolish
  • arauto, mensageiroPortuguese
  • anunța, mesager, herald, vestitorRomanian
  • герольдRussian
  • glasnik, vesnikSerbo-Croatian
  • häroldSwedish
  • העראַלדYiddish
  • 先锋Chinese

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