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fore·tell

 (fôr-tĕl′)
tr.v. fore·told (-tōld′), fore·tell·ing, fore·tells
To tell of or indicate beforehand; predict.

fore·tell′er n.
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.

foretell

(fɔːˈtɛl)
vb, -tells, -telling or -told
(tr; may take a clause as object) to tell or indicate (an event, a result, etc) beforehand; predict
foreˈteller n

fore•tell

(fɔrˈtɛl, foʊr-)

v.t. -told, -tell•ing.
to tell of beforehand; predict; prophesy.
[1250–1300]
fore•tell′er, n.

foretell


Past participle: foretold
Gerund: foretelling

Imperative
foretell
foretell
Present
I foretell
you foretell
he/she/it foretells
we foretell
you foretell
they foretell
Preterite
I foretold
you foretold
he/she/it foretold
we foretold
you foretold
they foretold
Present Continuous
I am foretelling
you are foretelling
he/she/it is foretelling
we are foretelling
you are foretelling
they are foretelling
Present Perfect
I have foretold
you have foretold
he/she/it has foretold
we have foretold
you have foretold
they have foretold
Past Continuous
I was foretelling
you were foretelling
he/she/it was foretelling
we were foretelling
you were foretelling
they were foretelling
Past Perfect
I had foretold
you had foretold
he/she/it had foretold
we had foretold
you had foretold
they had foretold
Future
I will foretell
you will foretell
he/she/it will foretell
we will foretell
you will foretell
they will foretell
Future Perfect
I will have foretold
you will have foretold
he/she/it will have foretold
we will have foretold
you will have foretold
they will have foretold
Future Continuous
I will be foretelling
you will be foretelling
he/she/it will be foretelling
we will be foretelling
you will be foretelling
they will be foretelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foretelling
you have been foretelling
he/she/it has been foretelling
we have been foretelling
you have been foretelling
they have been foretelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foretelling
you will have been foretelling
he/she/it will have been foretelling
we will have been foretelling
you will have been foretelling
they will have been foretelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foretelling
you had been foretelling
he/she/it had been foretelling
we had been foretelling
you had been foretelling
they had been foretelling
Conditional
I would foretell
you would foretell
he/she/it would foretell
we would foretell
you would foretell
they would foretell
Past Conditional
I would have foretold
you would have foretold
he/she/it would have foretold
we would have foretold
you would have foretold
they would have foretold
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foretell - foreshadow or presageforetell - foreshadow or presage    
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
2.foretell - 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
3.foretell - indicate by signsforetell - indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
threaten - to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point - be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
foreshow - foretell by divine inspiration

foretell

verb predict, forecast, prophesy, portend, call, signify, bode, foreshadow, augur, presage, forewarn, prognosticate, adumbrate, forebode, foreshow, soothsay, vaticinate (rare) prophets who have foretold the end of the world

foretell

verb
1. To tell about or make known (future events) in advance, especially by means of special knowledge or inference:
2. To tell about or make known (future events) by or as if by supernatural means:
3. To give an indication of something in advance:
Translations
يَتَنَبَّأ، يَتَكَهَّن، يَعْرِف سَلَفا
předpovídat
forudsige
spá, segja fyrir
išpranašautinuspėti
napovedati
önceden haber vermek

foretell

[fɔːˈtel] (foretold (pt, pp)) VT (= predict) → predecir, pronosticar; (= forebode) → presagiar

foretell

[fɔːrˈtɛl] [foretold] [fɔːrˈtəʊld] (pt, pp) vtprédire

foretell

pret, ptp <foretold>

foretell

[fɔːˈtɛl] (foretold (pt, pp)) vtpredire

foretell

(foːˈtel) past tense, past participle foreˈtold (-ˈtould) verb
to tell (about something) before it has happened. to foretell the future from the stars.
References in classic literature ?
It was not difficult, however, to foretell the result, if any presage could be drawn from the feelings of those who crowded the place.
It was impossible to foretell in what exquisite verse the awakening spell might lurk; but, on raising her eyes from the page to Clifford's face, Phoebe would be made aware, by the light breaking through it, that a more delicate intelligence than her own had caught a lambent flame from what she read.
And, as he drew towards the close, a spirit as of prophecy had come upon him, constraining him to its purpose as mightily as the old prophets of Israel were constrained, only with this difference, that, whereas the Jewish seers had denounced judgments and ruin on their country, it was his mission to foretell a high and glorious destiny for the newly gathered people of the Lord.
For such is the wonderful skill, prescience of experience, and invincible confidence acquired by some great natural geniuses among the Nantucket commanders; that from the simple observation of a whale when last descried, they will, under certain given circumstances, pretty accurately foretell both the direction in which he will continue to swim for a time, while out of sight, as well as his probable rate of progression during that period.
One is the gift to foretell things that are but a little way off, the other is the gift to foretell things that are whole ages and centuries away.
my dear, I wish you would not make matches and foretell things, for whatever you say always comes to pass.
And say to her that what I foretell shall come to pass, and if she does not come everything in the kingdom shall fall into ruin, and not one stone shall be left upon another.
To have to be so uncertain as to the future, to have to be unable to foretell what is going to happen, distresses me deeply.
But when men have loaded muskets in their hands, it is easy to foretell that they will soon be turned against the bosoms of those who provoke their anger.
I ought not to forget the prophets and conjurors, of whom there were several in the crew, and who could foretell what would happen to-morrow or the next day, or a hundred years hence, but were generally quite unconscious of what was passing at the moment.
He was a great dreamer, and believed in charms and talismans, or medicines, and could foretell the approach of strangers by the howling or barking of the small prairie wolf.
His heart was black with rage, and his eyes flashed fire as he scowled on Calchas and said, "Seer of evil, you never yet prophesied smooth things concerning me, but have ever loved to foretell that which was evil.