forbode

verb for·bode

Less common spelling of

transitive verb
1 :to have an inward conviction of (something, such as a coming ill or misfortune)
  • … she looked eagerly in his face, not quick to forebode evil, but unavoidably conscious that the state of the family had changed …
  • —Nathaniel Hawthorne
2 :foretell, portend
  • Such dark clouds forebode a storm.
intransitive verb

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