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foretell

verb [T]
 
 
/fɔːˈtel/ US  /fɔːr-/ (foretold) literary
to state what is going to happen in the future
预言
[+ question word] He was a sixteenth-century prophet who foretold how the world would end.
他是16世纪的一位先知,预言过世界将如何走向末日。
Predicting things and intuition
Translations of “foretell”
in Spanish predecir, pronosticar…
in French prédire…
in German die Vorhersage…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預言…
in Russian предсказывать, предвещать…
in Turkish önceden bilebilmek/görmek, tahminde bulunabilmek…
in Polish przepowiadać…
(Definition of foretell from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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