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presage

Synonyms of presage in English:

verb

  • the owl's hooting was thought to presage death
    portend, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy, be an omen of, herald, be a sign of, be the harbinger of, be a warning of, give a warning of, warn of, be an indication of, indicate, be a presage of, signal, bode, announce, promise, threaten;
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  • these symptoms were a sombre presage of his final illness
    omen, sign, indication, portent, warning, forewarning, harbinger, foreshadowing, augury, signal, promise, threat, ill omen, forecast, prediction, prognostication, prophecy, straw in the wind, writing on the wall, hint
    literary foretoken
    archaic auspice
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    Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
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