from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To imagine or know as a probable occurrence; anticipate or predict.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To see beforehand; discern before it exists or happens; have prescience of; foreknow.
  • To exercise foresight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To have or exercise foresight.
  • transitive verb To see beforehand; to have prescience of; to foreknow.
  • transitive verb obsolete To provide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To anticipate; to predict.

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

  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
  • verb realize beforehand
  • verb picture to oneself; imagine possible


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