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fore·know

 (fôr-nō′)
tr.v. fore·knew (-no͞o′, -nyo͞o′), fore·known (-nōn′), fore·know·ing, fore·knows
To have foreknowledge of, especially by supernatural means or through revelation.

foreknow

(fɔːˈnəʊ)
vb, -knows, -knowing, -knew or -known
(tr) to know in advance
foreˈknowable adj
foreˈknowledge n
foreˈknowingly adv

fore•know

(fɔrˈnoʊ, foʊr-)

v.t. -knew, -known, -knowing.
to know beforehand; foresee.
[1400–50]
fore•know′a•ble, adj.
fore•know′er, n.
fore•know′ing•ly, adv.

foreknow


Past participle: foreknown
Gerund: foreknowing

Imperative
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Present
I foreknow
you foreknow
he/she/it foreknows
we foreknow
you foreknow
they foreknow
Preterite
I foreknew
you foreknew
he/she/it foreknew
we foreknew
you foreknew
they foreknew
Present Continuous
I am foreknowing
you are foreknowing
he/she/it is foreknowing
we are foreknowing
you are foreknowing
they are foreknowing
Present Perfect
I have foreknown
you have foreknown
he/she/it has foreknown
we have foreknown
you have foreknown
they have foreknown
Past Continuous
I was foreknowing
you were foreknowing
he/she/it was foreknowing
we were foreknowing
you were foreknowing
they were foreknowing
Past Perfect
I had foreknown
you had foreknown
he/she/it had foreknown
we had foreknown
you had foreknown
they had foreknown
Future
I will foreknow
you will foreknow
he/she/it will foreknow
we will foreknow
you will foreknow
they will foreknow
Future Perfect
I will have foreknown
you will have foreknown
he/she/it will have foreknown
we will have foreknown
you will have foreknown
they will have foreknown
Future Continuous
I will be foreknowing
you will be foreknowing
he/she/it will be foreknowing
we will be foreknowing
you will be foreknowing
they will be foreknowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foreknowing
you have been foreknowing
he/she/it has been foreknowing
we have been foreknowing
you have been foreknowing
they have been foreknowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foreknowing
you will have been foreknowing
he/she/it will have been foreknowing
we will have been foreknowing
you will have been foreknowing
they will have been foreknowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foreknowing
you had been foreknowing
he/she/it had been foreknowing
we had been foreknowing
you had been foreknowing
they had been foreknowing
Conditional
I would foreknow
you would foreknow
he/she/it would foreknow
we would foreknow
you would foreknow
they would foreknow
Past Conditional
I would have foreknown
you would have foreknown
he/she/it would have foreknown
we would have foreknown
you would have foreknown
they would have foreknown
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foreknow - realize beforehand
know - be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; "I know that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun"

foreknow

verb
To know in advance:
Translations
References in classic literature ?
They therefore as to right belongd, So were created, nor can justly accuse Thir maker, or thir making, or thir Fate; As if Predestination over-rul'd Thir will, dispos'd by absolute Decree Or high foreknowledge; they themselves decreed Thir own revolt, not I: if I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown.
As it was, three of the oarsmen --who foreknew not the precise instant of the dart, and were therefore unprepared for its effects -- these were flung out; but so fell, that, in an instant two of them clutched the gunwale again, and rising to its level on a combing wave, hurled themselves bodily inboard again; the third man helplessly dropping astern, but still afloat and swimming.
And Burke expresses the essential Augustinian providential teaching that God can bring good out of evil political events ("Now God foreknew everything .
Adam committed sin of his own free will, although God foreknew it; and God foreknew it because Adam would do it that way.
So suppose that God foreknew that the first human being was going to sin.
The topic of imago Dei was transposed from the Hebrew Bible's treatment of it as an anthropological statement about the creation of humanity to the center of Christian theology with Paul's identification of Christ as "the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation" (Col 1:15, emphasis added; see 2 Cor 4:4; Heb 1:3); and with Paul's further statement that God predestined those whom he foreknew "to be conformed to the image of his Son," so that he might be the firstborn within a large family (Rom 8:29).