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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “foretell”

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
(Definition of foretell verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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