foretell (foretells, present participle foretelling; past and past participle foretold)
- (ambitransitive) To predict; to tell (the future) before it occurs; to prophesy.
- 1725, Homer; [Alexander Pope], transl., “Book 2”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume V, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
- Deeds then undone me faithful tongue foretold.
- Prodigies, foretelling the future eminence and lustre of his character.
- (transitive) To tell (a person) of the future.
- French: prédire
- German: vorhersagen
- Italian: predire, prevedere
- Portuguese: prever
- Russian: предска́зывать
- Spanish: predecir, pronosticar, vaticinar