HyperDic: prefigure

English > 2 senses of the word prefigure:
VERBcreationprefigureimagine or consider beforehand
communicationprefigure, bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, forecast, predictindicate by signs
English > prefigure: 2 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningimagine or consider beforehand.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"
Broaderimagine, conceive of, ideate, envisageform a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
Spanishprefigurar
Nounsprefigurationthe act of providing vague advance indications
prefigurationan example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come
English > prefigure: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningIndicate by signs.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsbode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, forecast, predict
Narrowerforeshowforetell by divine inspiration
threatenTo be a menacing indication of something
Broaderbespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signalBe a signal for or a symptom of
Spanishagorar, anunciarse, augurar, predecir, prefigurar, presagiar, prever, pronosticar, vaticinar
Catalanaugurar, predir, presagiar, pronosticar, vaticinar
Adjectivesprefigurativeindistinctly prophetic

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