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Verb: prefigure  pree'fi-g(y)u(r)
  1. Imagine or consider beforehand
    "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"
     
  2. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs prefigure bad news";
    - bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, augur, foretell, forecast, predict, foretoken

Derived forms: prefigures, prefiguring, prefigured

Type of: bespeak, betoken [archaic], conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine, indicate, point, signal

Encyclopedia: Prefigure