Definition of Foresee

1. Verb. Realize beforehand.

Exact synonyms: Anticipate, Foreknow, Previse
Generic synonyms: Know
Derivative terms: Anticipator, Prevision



2. Verb. Picture to oneself; imagine possible. "I cannot envision him as President"
Exact synonyms: Envision
Generic synonyms: Conceive Of, Envisage, Ideate, Imagine
Derivative terms: Envisioning

3. Verb. Act in advance of; deal with ahead of time.
Exact synonyms: Anticipate, Counter, Forestall
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Anticipator, Anticipatory, Forestalling

Definition of Foresee

1. v. t. To see beforehand; to have prescience of; to foreknow.

2. v. i. To have or exercise foresight.

Definition of Foresee

1. Verb. To anticipate; to predict. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Foresee

1. to see in advance [v -SAW, -SEEN, -SEEING, -SEES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foresee

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foreriders
foreright
forerun
forerunner
forerunners
forerunning
foreruns
fores
foresaid
foresail
foresails
foresaw
foresay
foresays
foresee (current term)
foreseeabilities
foreseeability
foreseeable
foreseeably
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foreseeingly
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foreseer
foreseers
foresees
foreseize
foreseized
foreseizing
foresend

Literary usage of Foresee

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1. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1887)
"... for how was it possible they should foresee the necessity I was under of writing the twenty-fifth chapter of my book before the eighteenth, &c. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"He did not foresee the great improvements in production and transportation which, a few years later, so greatly augmented the means of subsistence in every ..."

3. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"Sad as his situation then appeared, it was nevertheless well that he could not foresee the future; for in Napoleon's book oi destiny two NAPOLEON'S THRONE ..."

4. Junius. by Junius (1797)
"The ministry themselves, when they framed the speech, did not foresee that they should ever accede to such an accommodation as they have since advised their ..."

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