foretell is the dictionary form of foretold Definition of foretell
1. [ verb ] make a prediction about; tell in advance
Synonyms: predict promise anticipate forebode call prognosticate

"Call the outcome of an election"

Related terms: guess bet read forecast prophesy secondguess augur prophecy prediction foreboding forecaster prognosis
2. [ verb ] foreshadow or presage
Synonyms: announce herald harbinger annunciate
Related terms: tell harbinger
3. [ verb ] indicate by signs
Synonyms: predict portend augur forecast presage bode foreshadow prefigure omen prognosticate betoken auspicate

"These signs bode bad news"

Related terms: bespeak threaten prophesy omen prognosis auspice
Similar spelling:   fourthly