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Meaning of FORESEE

Pronunciation:  fowr'see

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  realize beforehand
  2. [v]  picture to oneself; imagine possible; "I cannot envision him as President"
  3. [v]  act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

FORESEE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: anticipate, anticipate, counter, envision, foreknow, forestall, previse
 See Also: act, conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine, know, move



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             A prudent man foreseeth the evil.     --Prov. xxii.
    2. To provide. [Obs.]
             Great shoals of people, which go on to populate,
             without foreseeing means of life.     --Bacon.
  2. \Fore*see"\, v. i.
    To have or exercise foresight. [Obs.]
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