Foretell Fore*tell", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foretold}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foretelling}.] To predict; to tell before occurence; to prophesy; to foreshow. [1913 Webster]

Deeds then undone my faithful tongue foretold. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Prodigies, foretelling the future eminence and luster of his character. --C. Middleton.

Syn: To predict; prophesy; prognosticate; augur. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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