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Definition of foretell verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foretell
he / she / it foretells
past simple foretold
-ing form foretelling
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to know or say what will happen in the future, especially by using magic powers foretell something to foretell the future foretell that… The witch foretold that she would marry a prince. foretell what, when, etc… None of us can foretell what lies ahead.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: foretell