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herald

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of herald

  1. 1 a person who actively supports or favors a cause an outspoken herald of prison reform Synonyms advocate, advocator, apostle, backer, booster, champion, expounder, espouser, friend, gospeler (or gospeller), exponent, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knightRelated Words loyalist, partisan (also partizan), stalwart; adherent, cohort, disciple, follower; interpreter; applauder, cheerleader, encourager, fellow travelerNear Antonyms enemy, foe, rival; belittler, critic, faultfinderAntonyms adversary, antagonist, opponent

  2. 2 one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another the American robin—the herald of spring in the North Synonyms angel, foregoer, harbinger, forerunner, outrider, precursorRelated Words foreboder, foreshadower, foretaste, forewarning; advertiser, announcer, blazoner, crier, proclaimer; courier, messenger, runner; augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, portent, prefiguring, presage; mark, sign, symptom; bellwether

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herald

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of herald

  1. 1 to give a slight indication of beforehand the reshuffle of the company's management heralded the sweeping changes to come Synonyms adumbrate, forerun, harbinger, foreshadow, prefigureRelated Words anticipate, foreknow, foresee; forecast, foretell, predict, prognosticate, prophesy; forewarn; augur, bode, forebode (also forbode), portend, presage, promise; allude, connote, hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest

  2. 2 to make known openly or publicly herald the great tidings to all the world Synonyms advertise, annunciate, blare, blaze, blazon, broadcast, declare, enunciate, flash, give out, announce, placard, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish, release, sound, trumpetRelated Words bark, call (off or out), cry; bill, billboard, bulletin, gazette [chiefly British]; knell, ring, toll; blurb, feature, pitch, plug, promote, puff; disseminate, spread; disclose, divulge, introduce, kithe [chiefly Scottish], manifest, report, reveal, show; advise, apprise, hand down, inform, notify; communicate, impart, intimateNear Antonyms conceal, hush (up), silence, suppress, withhold; recall, recant, retract, revoke



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