tr.v. fore·told (-tōld), fore·tell·ing, fore·tells
To tell of or indicate beforehand; predict.
Synonyms: foretell, augur, divine, prophesy
These verbs mean to tell about something beforehand by or as if by supernatural means: foretelling the future; augured a scandal; divined the enemy's victory; prophesying a stock-market boom. See Also Synonyms at predict.
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