AskDefine | Define prefigure

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1 imagine or consider beforehand; "It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured"
2 indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news" [syn: bode, portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken, foreshadow, augur, foretell, forecast, predict]

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  1. to give an indication of something that has not yet happened
  2. to presage, portend or foreshadow

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