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From Middle English foretellen, equivalent to fore- +‎ tell.

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foretell (third-person singular simple present foretells, present participle foretelling, simple past and past participle foretold)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To predict; to tell the future before it occurs; to prophesy.
    • Alexander Pope
      Deeds then undone my faithful tongue foretold.
    • C. Middleton
      Prodigies, foretelling the future eminence and lustre of his character.

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