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

  • transitive v. To see or know beforehand: foresaw the rapid increase in unemployment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To anticipate; to predict.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


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