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 for prefigure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prefigure \Pre*fig"ure\ (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Prefigured; p. pr. & vb. n. Prefiguring.] [F.
     pr['e]figurer, or L. praefigurare, praefiguratum; prae before
     + figurare to figure. See Figure, and cf. Prefigurate.]
     To show, suggest, or announce, by antecedent types and
     similitudes; to foreshadow. "Whom all the various types
     prefigured." --South.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prefigure
      v 1: imagine or consider beforehand; "It wasn't as bad as I had
           prefigured"
      2: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode,
         portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage,
         betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure,
         forecast, predict]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "prefigure":
     adumbrate, assume, augur, be afraid, believe, betoken, body forth,
     cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, conceive, conclude, consider,
     daresay, deduce, deem, demonstrate, divine, dope, dope out,
     dowse for water, dream, embody, exemplify, expect, fancy, feel,
     figure, forebode, forecast, foresee, foreshadow, foretell,
     foretoken, fortune-tell, gather, grant, guess, hariolate, hint,
     illustrate, image, imagine, impersonate, incarnate, indicate,
     infer, let, let be, make a prediction, make a prognosis,
     make a prophecy, mean, mirror, opine, personate, personify,
     point to, predict, preindicate, presage, presign, presignal,
     presignify, presume, presuppose, presurmise, pretypify,
     prognosticate, project, prophesy, provisionally accept, read palms,
     read tea leaves, read the future, realize, reckon, reflect, repute,
     say, shadow, shadow forth, signify, soothsay, speculate, spell,
     suppose, surmise, suspect, take, take for, take for granted,
     take it, take to be, tell fortunes, tell the future, think, token,
     typify, understand, vaticinate
  
  

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