forebode


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fore·bode

 (fôr-bōd′)
v. fore·bod·ed, fore·bod·ing, fore·bodes
v.tr.
1. To indicate the likelihood of; portend: harsh words that foreboded estrangement.
2. To have a premonition of (a future misfortune).
v.intr.
To prophesy or predict.

fore·bod′er n.

forebode

(fɔːˈbəʊd)
vb
1. to warn of or indicate (an event, result, etc) in advance
2. to have an intuition or premonition of (an event)
foreˈboder n

fore•bode

(fɔrˈboʊd, foʊr-)

v. -bod•ed, -bod•ing. v.t.
1. to foretell or predict; be an omen of; portend: clouds foreboding a storm.
2. to have a strong inner feeling or notion of (a future misfortune, evil, etc.); have a presentiment of.
v.i.
3. to prophesy.
4. to have a presentiment.
[1595–1605]
fore•bod′er, n.

forebode


Past participle: foreboded
Gerund: foreboding

Imperative
forebode
forebode
Present
I forebode
you forebode
he/she/it forebodes
we forebode
you forebode
they forebode
Preterite
I foreboded
you foreboded
he/she/it foreboded
we foreboded
you foreboded
they foreboded
Present Continuous
I am foreboding
you are foreboding
he/she/it is foreboding
we are foreboding
you are foreboding
they are foreboding
Present Perfect
I have foreboded
you have foreboded
he/she/it has foreboded
we have foreboded
you have foreboded
they have foreboded
Past Continuous
I was foreboding
you were foreboding
he/she/it was foreboding
we were foreboding
you were foreboding
they were foreboding
Past Perfect
I had foreboded
you had foreboded
he/she/it had foreboded
we had foreboded
you had foreboded
they had foreboded
Future
I will forebode
you will forebode
he/she/it will forebode
we will forebode
you will forebode
they will forebode
Future Perfect
I will have foreboded
you will have foreboded
he/she/it will have foreboded
we will have foreboded
you will have foreboded
they will have foreboded
Future Continuous
I will be foreboding
you will be foreboding
he/she/it will be foreboding
we will be foreboding
you will be foreboding
they will be foreboding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foreboding
you have been foreboding
he/she/it has been foreboding
we have been foreboding
you have been foreboding
they have been foreboding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foreboding
you will have been foreboding
he/she/it will have been foreboding
we will have been foreboding
you will have been foreboding
they will have been foreboding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foreboding
you had been foreboding
he/she/it had been foreboding
we had been foreboding
you had been foreboding
they had been foreboding
Conditional
I would forebode
you would forebode
he/she/it would forebode
we would forebode
you would forebode
they would forebode
Past Conditional
I would have foreboded
you would have foreboded
he/she/it would have foreboded
we would have foreboded
you would have foreboded
they would have foreboded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forebode - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
read - interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior; "She read the sky and predicted rain"; "I can't read his strange behavior"; "The fortune teller read his fate in the crystal ball"
hazard, guess, venture, pretend - put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"
outguess, second-guess - attempt to anticipate or predict
augur - predict from an omen
bet, wager - maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
forecast, calculate - predict in advance
prophesy, vaticinate - predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

forebode

verb
To give warning signs of (impending peril):
Translations

forebode

[fɔːˈbəʊd] VTpresagiar, anunciar

forebode

vt (= be portent of)ein Zeichen or Omen sein für, ahnen lassen, deuten auf (+acc)
References in classic literature ?
Without taking away her hand, she looked eagerly in his face, not quick to forebode evil, but unavoidably conscious that the state of the family had changed since her departure, and therefore anxious for an explanation.
It is true, and I own it now, that though I knew what good cause Don Fernando had to praise Luscinda, it gave me uneasiness to hear these praises from his mouth, and I began to fear, and with reason to feel distrust of him, for there was no moment when he was not ready to talk of Luscinda, and he would start the subject himself even though he dragged it in unseasonably, a circumstance that aroused in me a certain amount of jealousy; not that I feared any change in the constancy or faith of Luscinda; but still my fate led me to forebode what she assured me against.
Andrea turned pale, and drew towards the door; he saw a cloud rising in the horizon, which appeared to forebode a coming storm.