Foretell and Herald


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Foretell verb – To tell of or describe beforehand.
Usage example: a 16th-century astrologer who, some claim, accurately foretold 20th-century events

Herald is a synonym for foretell. In some cases you can use "Herald" instead the word "Foretell" as a verb or a noun. popular alternative
Nearby Words: foretelling, foreteller
Synonyms for Foretell


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Herald verb – To give a slight indication of beforehand.
Usage example: the reshuffle of the company's management heralded the sweeping changes to come

Foretell is a synonym for herald in signal topic. You can use "Foretell" instead a verb "Herald", if it concerns topics such as predict. popular alternative
Nearby Words: heralded, heralding, heraldry, heraldic
Synonyms for Herald

Common collocations

return foretell return herald return
end foretell end herald end
rise foretell rise herald rise
chaos foretell chaos herald chaos
Other nouns: age, events.
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Herald or Foretell. 2016. Accessed July 24, 2021.

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