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foretell

[fawr-tel, fohr-] /fɔrˈtɛl, foʊr-/
verb (used with object), foretold, foretelling.
1.
to tell of beforehand; predict; prophesy.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English fortell. See fore-, tell1
Related forms
foreteller, noun
unforetold, adjective
Synonyms
forecast, augur, presage, forebode.
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British Dictionary definitions for foretells

foretell

/fɔːˈtɛl/
verb -tells, -telling, -told
1.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to tell or indicate (an event, a result, etc) beforehand; predict
Derived Forms
foreteller, noun
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Word Origin and History for foretells

foretell

v.

c.1300, from fore- + tell (v.). Related: Foretold; foretelling.

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