Definition of presage verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

presage

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒ//
 
; BrE BrE//prɪˈseɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈseɪdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they presage
BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒ//
 
; BrE BrE//prɪˈseɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈseɪdʒ//
 
he / she / it presages
BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//prɪˈseɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈseɪdʒɪz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒɪz//
 
past simple presaged
BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒd//
 
; BrE BrE//prɪˈseɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈseɪdʒd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒd//
 
past participle presaged
BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒd//
 
; BrE BrE//prɪˈseɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈseɪdʒd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒd//
 
-ing form presaging
BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//prɪˈseɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈseɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈpresɪdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpresɪdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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presage something (literary) to be a warning or sign that something will happen, usually something unpleasant Nothing had presaged the dreadful fate about to befall him. Heavy clouds were forming, presaging rain. Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun): via French from Latin praesagium, from praesagire ‘forebode’, from prae ‘before’ + sagire ‘perceive keenly’.

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