foretell

[fawr-tel, fohr-]
verb (used with object), foretold, foretelling.
to tell of beforehand; predict; prophesy.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English fortell. See fore-, tell1

foreteller, noun
unforetold, adjective


forecast, augur, presage, forebode.
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foretell (fɔːˈtɛl)
 
vb , -tells, -telling, -told
(tr; may take a clause as object) to tell or indicate (an event, a result, etc) beforehand; predict
 
fore'teller
 
n

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foretell
c.1300, from fore + tell. Related: Foretold.
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Example sentences
In a sense, we've been using genetics to foretell disease risk forever.
Those pictures foretell the main directions the recording industry would take
  throughout the first half of the twentieth century.
We can't foretell where the next big breakthroughs will happen.
They should have something to foretell market players, and try to avoid such
  abrupt reactions.
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