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forebode

[ fawr-bohd, fohr- ]
/ f蓴r藞bo蕣d, fo蕣r- /
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verb (used with object), fore路bod路ed, fore路bod路ing.
to foretell or predict; be an omen of; indicate beforehand; portend: clouds that forebode a storm.
to have a strong inner feeling or notion of (a future misfortune, evil, catastrophe, etc.); have a presentiment of.
verb (used without object), fore路bod路ed, fore路bod路ing.
to prophesy.
to have a presentiment.
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Origin of forebode

First recorded in 1595鈥1605; fore- + bode1

OTHER WORDS FROM forebode

fore路bod路er, nounun路fore路bod路ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH forebode

forbade, forbid, forebode
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How to use forebode in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for forebode

forebode
/ (f蓴藧藞b蓹蕣d) /

verb
to warn of or indicate (an event, result, etc) in advance
to have an intuition or premonition of (an event)

Derived forms of forebode

foreboder, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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