verb (used without object), sooth·said, sooth·say·ing.
to foretell events; predict.
foreshadow, signify, foretell, presage, portend, foresee, envision, conclude, anticipate, forecast, call, think, forebode, augur, calculate, gauge, determine, estimate, prefigure, prophesy
- sooty blotch,
- sooty grouse
Origin of soothsay
First recorded in 1600–10; back formation from soothsayer
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Examples from the Web for soothsay
Thou must be wealthy and art bountiful, so it is worth while to soothsay for thee.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
verb -says, -saying or -said
(intr) to predict the future
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c.1600, back-formation from soothsayer. As a noun from 1540s.
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