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v. fore·bod·ed, fore·bod·ing, fore·bodes
1. To indicate the likelihood of; portend: harsh words that foreboded estrangement.
2. To have a premonition of (a future misfortune).
To prophesy or predict.
1. to warn of or indicate (an event, result, etc) in advance
2. to have an intuition or premonition of (an event)
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.
Past participle: foreboded
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|Verb||1.||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"
augur - predict from an omen