Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To warn in advance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To warn in advance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition, information, or notice to; to caution in advance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To warn, admonish, or advise beforehand; give previous notice to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning

Etymologies

From Middle English *forewarnien, from Old English forewarnian ("to take warning beforehand; forewarn"), equivalent to fore- +‎ warn. Cognate with German vorwarnen ("to warn, forewarn"), Swedish förvarna ("to forewarn"). (Wiktionary)

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