Definition of Foretell in English :

Define Foretell in English

Foretell meaning in English

Meaning of Foretell in English

Pronunciation of Foretell in English

Foretell pronunciation in English

Pronounce Foretell in English


see synonyms of foretell


1. announce, annunciate, foretell, harbinger, herald

foreshadow or presage

2. anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise

make a prediction about; tell in advance

Example Sentences:
'Call the outcome of an election'

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

indicate by signs

Example Sentences:
'These signs bode bad news'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of foretell
verb -tells, -telling or -told
(tr; may take a clause as object)
to tell or indicate (an event, a result, etc) beforehand; predict

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see synonyms of foretell
verb transitiveWord forms: foreˈtold or foreˈtelling
to tell, announce, or indicate beforehand; prophesy; predict

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see synonyms of foretell
tr.v. fore·told (-tōld), fore·tell·ing, fore·tells
To tell of or indicate beforehand; predict.

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