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forebode Syllabification: fore·bode
Pronunciation: /fôrˈbōd/

Definition of forebode in English:

verb

[with object] archaic or , literary
1(Of a situation or occurrence) act as a 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, herald, warn of, forewarn of, foreshadow, be an omen of, indicate, signify, signal, promise, threaten, spell, denote
literarybetoken, foretoken
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.

Words that rhyme with forebode

abode, bestrode, bode, code, commode, corrode, download, encode, erode, explode, goad, implode, load, lode, middle-of-the-road, mode, node, ode, offload, outrode, road, rode, sarod, Spode, strode, toad, upload, woad

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