Foresee Fore*see", v. i. To have or exercise foresight. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • foresee — foresee, foreknow, divine, apprehend, anticipate can mean to know or expect that something will happen or come into existence in advance of its occurrence or advent or to have knowledge that something exists before it is manifested or expressed.… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • foresee — fore·see vt fore·saw, fore·seen, fore·see·ing: to be aware of the reasonable possibility of (as an occurrence or development) beforehand Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. foresee …   Law dictionary

  • Foresee — Fore*see , v. t. [AS. forese[ o]n; fore + se[ o]n to see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. To see beforehand; to have prescience of; to foreknow. [1913 Webster] A prudent man foreseeth the evil. Prov. xxii. 3. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foresee — (v.) O.E. foreseon have a premonition, from FORE (Cf. fore ) before + seon to see, see ahead (see SEE (Cf. see) (v.)). Related: Foresaw; foreseeing; foreseen …   Etymology dictionary

  • foresee — [v] anticipate, predict apprehend, call the turn*, crystal ball it*, discern, divine, dope out*, envisage, espy, expect, forebode, forecast, forefeel, foreknow, foretell, have a hunch*, perceive, preknow, presage, previse, prevision,… …   New thesaurus

  • foresee — ► VERB (foresees, foreseeing; past foresaw; past part. foreseen) ▪ be aware of beforehand; predict. DERIVATIVES foreseeable adjective foreseeably adverb foreseer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • foresee — [fôr sē′] vt. foresaw, foreseen, foreseeing [ME forseyn < OE foreseon] to see beforehand; know beforehand; foreknow foreseeable adj. foreseer n …   English World dictionary

  • foresee — 01. We do not [foresee] any problems; everything seems to be going very well. 02. The fire could have been [foreseen] with all this dry weather we ve been having. 03. When his Auntie Mimi threw away his poems, she never [foresaw] that one day… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • foresee — verb ADVERB ▪ clearly ▪ reasonably (esp. BrE) ▪ He could not reasonably have foreseen the consequences. VERB + FORESEE ▪ can ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • foresee — v. 1) (K) nobody could foresee his running away 2) (L) he foresaw that prices would drop 3) (Q) who can foresee what should be done? * * * [fɔː siː] (K) nobody could foresee his running away (L) he foresaw that prices would drop (Q) who can… …   Combinatory dictionary

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