Etymology
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forebode (v.)

"feel a secret premonition," especially of something evil, c. 1600, from fore- + bode. Transitive meaning "announce beforehand, presage," especially something undesirable, is from 1660s. Intransitive sense "to presage" is from 1711. Related: Foreboded; foreboding. Old English forebodian meant "to announce, declare."

updated on December 17, 2014

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Definitions of forebode from WordNet

forebode (v.)
make a prediction about; tell in advance;
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