Definition: indicate by signs
Usage: These signs bode bad news
Definition: be a signal for or a symptom of
Usage: These symptoms indicate a serious illness; Her behavior points to a severe neurosis; The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
Definition: imagine or consider beforehand
Usage: It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured
Definition: form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
Usage: Can you conceive of him as the president?