Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prefigure

2 senses of prefigure

Sense 1
prefigure -- (imagine or consider beforehand; "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured")
       => imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage -- (form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?")

Sense 2
bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict -- (indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news")
       => bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal -- (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")

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