What is another word for presage?

Synonyms for presage
ˈprɛs ɪdʒ; prɪˈseɪdʒpresage

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term presage.


  1. presageverb


  2. presageverb

    To predict or foretell something.


  3. presageverb

    To make a prediction.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. presage

    "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.

    augur, betoken, bode, divine, forebode, foretell, portend, predict, prognosticate, prophesy

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

    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. presagenoun

    omen, indication, prognostic, premonition

    fulfilment, event, occurrence, realization

  2. presageverb

    predict, foresee, foretell, prognosticate, betoken, portend, threaten, augur

Princeton's WordNet

  1. presagenoun

    a foreboding about what is about to happen

    prognostication, portent, prodigy, omen, prognostic

  2. omen, portent, presage, prognostic, prognostication, prodigyverb

    a sign of something about to happen

    "he looked for an omen before going into battle"

    prophecy, portent, prodigy, prediction, omen, foretelling, prognostication, prognostic, vaticination, forecasting

  3. bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predictverb

    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, foretell, forebode, prefigure, signal, forecast, auspicate

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. presageverb

    forebode, divine, foreknow, have a presentiment of

  2. presageverb

    foretell, predict, prophesy, foreshow, betoken, foretoken, prognosticate, augur, VATICINATE

  3. presagenoun

    omen, sign, prognostic, augury, portent, token, foreboding, indication

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. presagenoun

    omen, augury, auspice, portent, foreknowledge, premonition

How to pronounce presage?

How to say presage in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use presage in a sentence?

  1. Tariq Zahir:

    I'm quietly waiting for a bigger covering bounce that will presage the next leg lower in WTI.

  2. Kim Jong:

    It could presage a return to nuclear testing, which is now on the table given that Kim renounced his April 2018 moratorium.

  3. James Wilson, Of the Study of the Law in the United States, 1790:

    FOUNDERS QUOTES ON FOUNDING PRINCIPLES Individual Liberty Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. – John Adams, 1765 Without liberty, law loses its nature and its name, and becomes oppression. Without law, liberty also loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness. – In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example . . . of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most triumphant epoch of its history, and the most consoling presage of its happiness. – James Madison, Essays for the National Gazette, 1792

Images & Illustrations of presage

  1. presage

Translations for presage

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for presage »


Find a translation for the presage synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"presage." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 5 Dec. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/presage>.

Discuss these presage synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for presage?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of the following terms is an antonym of "miserable"?
    • A. misfortunate
    • B. pathetic
    • C. measly
    • D. comfy

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for presage: