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4 definitions found
 for foretell
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foretell \Fore*tell"\, v. i.
     To utter predictions. --Acts iii. 24.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foretell \Fore*tell"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foretold; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Foretelling.]
     To predict; to tell before occurence; to prophesy; to
     foreshow.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Deeds then undone my faithful tongue foretold. --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Prodigies, foretelling the future eminence and luster
           of his character.                        --C.
                                                    Middleton.
  
     Syn: To predict; prophesy; prognosticate; augur.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  foretell
      v 1: foreshadow or presage [syn: announce, annunciate,
           harbinger, foretell, herald]
      2: make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome
         of an election" [syn: predict, foretell, prognosticate,
         call, forebode, anticipate, promise]
      3: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
         portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage,
         betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure,
         forecast, predict]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "foretell":
     adumbrate, announce, anticipate, apprehend, approach, augur, await,
     be destined, be fated, be imminent, be to be, be to come, bode,
     call, cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, come, come on, declare,
     disclose, divine, divulge, dope, dope out, dowse for water,
     draw near, draw on, expect, forebode, forecast, foreknow, foresee,
     foreshadow, foreshow, foretoken, forewarn, fortune-tell, guess,
     hariolate, hope, lie ahead, look for, look forward to, loom,
     make a prediction, make a prognosis, make a prophecy, near, plan,
     plot, portend, predict, prefigure, presage, proclaim,
     prognosticate, project, promise, prophesy, read palms,
     read tea leaves, read the future, reveal, soothsay, speculate,
     tell fortunes, tell the future, threaten, vaticinate, warn
  
  

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