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- (transitive) To signify beforehand; predict.
1904, Vassar College, The Vassar miscellany: Volume 34:
- She feels that she could "foreread the future and its mystery" if she could divine the meaning of the "burdened sea."
- 1907, Harper's magazine: Volume 114:
- He foreread like a placard Jeanne d'Etoiles' magnificent scheme: it would convulse all Europe, while England would remain supine, simply because Neweastle was a fool and Ormskirk would be dead.
- (transitive) To read beforehand or ahead of time.
1989, Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Despair: a novel:
- I can readily imagine what Pushkin might have said to his trembling paraphrasts; but I also know how pleased and excited I would have been in 1935 had I been able to foreread this 1965 version.
- (transitive) To perceive, interpret or figure out in advance.
1922, James Branch Cabell, Gallantry:
- He foreread like a placard Jeanne d'Etoiles' magnificent scheme: it would convulse all Europe.
foreread (plural forereads)