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Definition 1: indicate, as with a sign or an omen - [verb of communication]

Samples where prefigure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These signs bode bad news

Synonyms for prefigure in the sense of this definition

(prefigure is a kind of ...) be a signal for or a symptom of

"These symptoms indicate a serious illness" "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis" "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

(... is a kind of prefigure ) to be a menacing indication of something

"The clouds threaten rain" "Danger threatens"

(... is a kind of prefigure ) foretell by divine inspiration

Definition 2: imagine or consider beforehand - [verb of creation]

Samples where prefigure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured

(prefigure is a kind of ...) form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

"Can you conceive of him as the president?"

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