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foretellverb [T]

uk   /fɔːˈtel/  us   /fɔːr-/ (foretold) literary
to say what is going to ​happen in the ​future: [+ question word] He was a 16th-century ​prophet who foretold how the ​world would end.
(Definition of foretell from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “foretell”
in Spanish predecir, pronosticar…
in Vietnamese nói trước, đoán trước…
in Malaysian meramalkan…
in Thai ทำนาย…
in French prédire…
in German die Vorhersage…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预言…
in Turkish önceden bilebilmek/görmek, tahminde bulunabilmek…
in Russian предсказывать, предвещать…
in Indonesian meramalkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預言…
in Polish przepowiadać…
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