transitive verb (foreknew; foreknown; -knowing) Date: 14th century to have previous knowledge of ; know beforehand especially by paranormal means or by revelation Synonyms: see foreseeforeknowledge noun

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  • Foreknow — Fore*know , v. t. [imp. {Foreknew}; p. p. {Foreknown}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foreknowing}.] To have previous knowledge of; to know beforehand. [1913 Webster] Who would the miseries of man foreknow? Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foreknow — index anticipate (prognosticate), predict, presage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • foreknow — divine, *foresee, anticipate, apprehend Analogous words: *foretell, predict, forecast, prophesy, prognosticate: *infer, gather, conclude …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • foreknow — [fôr nō′] vt. foreknew, foreknown, foreknowing to know beforehand foreknowable adj …   English World dictionary

  • foreknow — foreknowable, adj. foreknower, n. foreknowingly, adv. /fawr noh , fohr /, v.t., foreknew, foreknown, foreknowing. to know beforehand. [1400 50; late ME foreknowen. See FORE , KNOW] Syn. foresee, divine, discern, anticipate. * * * …   Universalium

  • foreknow — verb /ˌfɔːˈnəʊ,ˌfɔɹˈnoʊ/ To have knowledge of beforehand, to precognise. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. See Also: foreknowledge …   Wiktionary

  • foreknow — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To know in advance: anticipate, divine, envision, foresee, see. See FORESIGHT, SEE …   English dictionary for students

  • foreknow — fore know || fÉ”r nəʊ /fɔː v. know in advance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foreknow — v. a. Foresee, know beforehand, be prescient of, have prescience of, have previous knowledge of, have foreknowledge of …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • foreknow — fore·know …   English syllables

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