foresee

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English foreseen, forseen, from Old English foresēon; equivalent to fore- +‎ see. Similar formations in Dutch voorzien, German vorsehen, Latin prōvideō.

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (US) IPA(key): /fɔɹˈsi/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɔːˈsiː/
  • Rhymes: -iː

Verb[edit]

foresee (third-person singular simple present foresees, present participle foreseeing, simple past foresaw, past participle foreseen)

  1. To be able to see beforehand: to anticipate; predict.
  2. (obsolete) To provide.

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