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Verb type: 1


  1. (transitive) to predict, prophesy, foretell, foresee, divine, tell (the future/fortunes), read (the signs)
  2. (transitive, usually atelic) to forecast (weather), draw up a forecast; to prognosticate (a disease)
  3. (transitive, usually atelic) to presume, assume, think likely, suspect
  4. (transitive, usually atelic) to herald, augur/bode (ill/well), presage, portend


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".