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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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