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herald

verb [T]     /ˈher.əld/ formal
to be a sign that something important, and often good, is starting to happen, or to make something publicly known, especially by celebrating or praising it: The president's speech heralds a new era in foreign policy. This drug has been heralded as a major breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer.Predicting things and intuitionPreceding and introducing
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