Is there any expression or a single verb for "making someone expect something"?

For example, the title "A Walk Among the Tombstones" made me expect a horror movie.

  • ...maybe you have never done a genealogy. It's kinda peaceful.
    – Cascabel
    May 27 '19 at 20:36

You could say that the title "suggested," "foreshadowed," or "evoked" a horror movie.

  • +1 for "A Walk Among the Tombstones" suggests a horror movie
    – wrymug
    May 27 '19 at 18:45

Something else that is close is implied:

"A Walk Among the Tombstones" implied a horror movie.

Also implicit

Suggested though not directly expressed.

Oxford Dictionaries


I anticipated “A Walk Among the Tombstones" to be horror movie.

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