Definition of forebode in English:

forebode

Line breaks: fore|bode
Pronunciation: /fɔːˈbəʊd
 
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verb

[with object] archaic
1(Of a situation or occurrence) act as an advance warning of (something bad): this lull foreboded some new assault upon him
More example sentences
  • This is an ambitious but important security mechanism; however, inadequate military resources, fragile political institutions, and weak economies forebode great difficulty in getting started.
  • The sobering presentation foreboded the future of Taiwan's relationship with the United States.
  • Their return in a second blister pack of two miniatures forebodes devastation among enemy ranks!
Synonyms
presage, augur, portend, prognosticate, foreshadow, foreshow, foretell, forecast, predict, prophesy, forewarn, warn of, be a warning of, herald, be an omen of, be a harbinger of; signify, mean, indicate, add up to, point to, announce, promise
informal spell
rare prefigure
1.1Have a presentiment of (something bad): I foreboded mischief the moment I heard
More example sentences
  • We foreboded it, yet I was stupid enough to bring them.

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