foretell foretell  /fɔr ˈtɛl/


  1. (v) foreshadow or presage
  2. (v) make a prediction about; tell in advance
  3. (v) indicate by signs


  1. Among those supposed powers is the Nostradamus-like ability to prophesize, to foretell future events.
  2. But scientists hope to foretell most major eruptions, and their record is increasingly impressive.


  • In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

    This divide causes concern because of what it may foretell as the nation's Hispanic population explodes and the U.S. moves toward becoming a majority minority nation.
    on June 10, 2013     Source:


  1. Asked to explain the chief qualifications of a politician, Sir Winston Churchill said, "It's the ability to foretell what will happen tomorrow, next month and next year and to explain afterward why it didn't happen."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Winston Churchill Source: Jamaica Gleaner

  2. "The elections results foretell what may be greater challenges to those in the US who believe in more open global markets," Gutierrez said in a speech to an American Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Shanghai. "Some of the key economic issues...
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Carlos Gutierrez Source: TODAYonline

  3. Mr. Thiel commented "Rapid advances in biological science foretell of a treasure trove of discoveries this century, including dramatically improved health and longevity for all. I'm backing Dr. de Grey, because I believe that his revolutionary...
    on Sep 18, 2006 By: Peter Thiel Source: Methuselah Foundation

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