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1. foretell

verb. ['fɔrˈtɛl'] foreshadow or presage.

Synonyms

  • announce
  • herald
  • annunciate
  • tell

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep
  • put option
  • contraindicate
  • forfeit

Etymology

  • fore- (English)
  • tell (English)
  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Foretell

  • antipersonell
  • industrielle
  • aix-la-chapelle
  • marcantel
  • mademoiselle
  • sanmiguel
  • materiel
  • jeanmichele
  • esquivel
  • esquibel
  • clientele
  • carrasquel
  • carbonell
  • anfal
  • ransdell
  • quesnel
  • postrelle
  • personnel
  • nepl
  • montiel
  • mirabel
  • lyondell
  • get-well
  • gabriele
  • futrell
  • frenzel
  • dantrell
  • cantrelle
  • cantrell
  • bracknell

How do you pronounce foretell?

Pronounce foretell as fɔrˈtɛl.

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Sentences with foretell


1. Verb, base form
A kelpie was said to rise from a small pond to foretell the death of a traveler.

Quotes about foretell


1. The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.
- Hippocrates

2. foretell

verb. ['fɔrˈtɛl'] indicate by signs.

Synonyms

  • betoken
  • bode
  • predict
  • prognosticate
  • threaten
  • foreshow
  • augur
  • forecast
  • portend
  • prefigure
  • indicate
  • bespeak
  • signal
  • foreshadow
  • omen
  • auspicate
  • presage

Antonyms

  • multiply
  • integrate
  • differentiate
  • add

Etymology

  • fore- (English)
  • tell (English)
  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. foretell

verb. ['fɔrˈtɛl'] make a prediction about; tell in advance.

Synonyms

  • guess
  • forebode
  • calculate
  • prophesy
  • call
  • predict
  • prognosticate
  • promise
  • vaticinate
  • augur
  • hazard
  • forecast
  • pretend
  • anticipate
  • second-guess
  • wager
  • venture
  • bet
  • read

Antonyms

  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • credit
  • debit

Etymology

  • fore- (English)
  • tell (English)
  • tellen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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