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One entry found for foretell.
Main Entry: foreˇtell
Pronunciation: fomacrr-primarystresstel, fodotr-
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): foreˇtold /-primarystresstomacrld/; -tellˇing
: to tell of or describe beforehand
- foreˇtellˇer noun
synonyms FORETELL, PREDICT, FORECAST mean to tell beforehand. FORETELL applies to the coming of a future event especially through mysterious powers <the fortune-teller foretold his future>. PREDICT may suggest an exact statement that is the result of the gathering of information and the use of scientific methods <scientists can sometimes predict the course of a hurricane>. FORECAST suggests the gathering of evidence and a statement of what is most likely to happen <the weather bureau forecast that it would snow>.

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