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herald

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1 a person who actively supports or favors a cause
  • an outspoken herald of prison reform
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2 one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another
  • the American robin—the herald of spring in the North
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forerunner, precursor, harbinger, herald mean one that goes before or announces the coming of another. forerunner is applicable to anything that serves as a sign or presage.
    • the blockade was the forerunner of war
precursor applies to a person or thing paving the way for the success or accomplishment of another.
    • 18th century poets like Burns were precursors of the Romantics
harbinger and herald both apply, chiefly figuratively, to one that proclaims or announces the coming or arrival of a notable event.
    • their early victory was the harbinger of a winning season
    • the herald of a new age in medicine

herald

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1 to give a slight indication of beforehand
  • The reshuffle of the company's management heralded the sweeping changes to come.
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2 to make known openly or publicly
  • Let's herald the great tidings to all the world!
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beat the drum (for or about), run with

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