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Definition of herald verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they herald
    he / she / it heralds
    past simple heralded
    -ing form heralding
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  1. 1herald something to be a sign that something is going to happen These talks could herald a new era of peace She felt a dull ache in her right temple, heralding a migraine.
  2. 2herald somebody/something (as something) [often passive] to say in public that someone or something is good or important The report is being heralded as a blueprint for the future of transportation.
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