Definitions for: Forebode

[v] make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"

Webster (1913) Definition: Fore*bode", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foreboded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Foreboding.] [AS. forebodian; fore + bodian to
announce. See Bode v. t.]
1. To foretell.

2. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an
inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to
happen; to augur despondingly.

His heart forebodes a mystery. --Tennyson.

Sullen, desponding, and foreboding nothing but wars
and desolation, as the certain consequence of
C[ae]sar's death. --Middleton.

I have a sort of foreboding about him. --H. James.

Syn: To foretell; predict; prognosticate; augur; presage;
portend; betoken.

Fore*bode", v. i.
To fortell; to presage; to augur.

If I forebode aright. --Hawthorne.

Fore*bode", n.
Prognostication; presage. [Obs.]

Synonyms: anticipate, call, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise

See Also: augur, bet, calculate, forecast, guess, hazard, outguess, prophesy, read, secondguess, vaticinate, venture, wager

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