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English verb: prefigure

1. prefigure (creation) imagine or consider beforehand


SamplesIt wasn't as bad as I had prefigured.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine

2. prefigure (communication) indicate by signs


SamplesThese signs bode bad news.


Synonymsaugur, auspicate, betoken, bode, forecast, foreshadow, foretell, omen, portend, predict, presage, prognosticate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal


Narrower (hyponym)foreshow, threaten









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