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

  Presage \Pre"sage\, n. [F. pr['e]sage, L. praesagium, from
     praesagire. See Presage, v. t. ]
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     1. Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a
        prognostic; an omen; an augury. "Joy and shout -- presage
        of victory." --Milton.
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     2. Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power;
        foreknowledge; presentiment.
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              If there be aught of presage in the mind. --Milton.
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     Syn: Prognostic; omen; token; sign; presentiment.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Presage \Pre*sage"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Presaged (-s[=a]jd");
     p. pr. & vb. n. Presaging. ] [F. pr['e]sager, L.
     praesagire: prae before + sagire to perceive acutely or
     sharply. See Sagacious.]
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     1. To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to
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     2. To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.
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              My dreams presage some joyful news at hand. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Presage \Pre*sage"\, v. i.
     To form or utter a prediction; -- sometimes used with of.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a foreboding about what is about to happen
      2: a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen
         before going into battle" [syn: omen, portent, presage,
         prognostic, prognostication, prodigy]
      v 1: 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 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "presage":
     actuarial prediction, adumbrate, apocalypse, apprehensiveness,
     augur, augury, auspicate, bespeak, betoken, bode, boding,
     cast a horoscope, cast a nativity, clairvoyance, divine, dope,
     dope out, dowse for water, forebode, foreboding, forecast,
     forecasting, forefeeling, foreknowing, foreknowledge, forerun,
     foresee, foreseeability, foreshadow, foreshow, foreshowing,
     foresight, foretell, foretelling, foretoken, forewisdom,
     fortune-tell, guess, guesswork, harbinger, hariolate, have a hunch,
     have an intimation, herald, hunch, improbability, indicate,
     make a prediction, make a prognosis, make a prophecy, misgiving,
     omen, portend, portent, preapprehension, precognition, predict,
     prediction, prefiguration, prefigure, prefigurement, prefiguring,
     preindicate, premonition, prenotion, presagement, presaging,
     prescience, presentiment, preshowing, presignifying, probability,
     prognosis, prognostic, prognosticate, prognostication, promise,
     prophecy, prophesy, prophesying, prospectus, read palms,
     read tea leaves, read the future, shadow, shadow forth, soothsay,
     speculate, speculation, statistical prediction, tell fortunes,
     tell the future, vaticinate, vaticination

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