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fore·see

 (fôr-sē′)
tr.v. fore·saw (-sô′), fore·seen (-sēn′), fore·see·ing, fore·sees
To imagine or know as a probable occurrence; anticipate or predict: foresaw economic decline.

fore·see′a·ble adj.
fore·se′er n.

foresee

(fɔːˈsiː)
vb, -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen
(tr; may take a clause as object) to see or know beforehand: he did not foresee that.
foreˈseeable adj
foreˈseer n

fore•see

(fɔrˈsi, foʊr-)

v.t. -saw, -seen, -see•ing.
to see or know in advance; discern.
[before 900]
fore•se′er, n.
syn: See predict.

foresee


Past participle: foreseen
Gerund: foreseeing

Imperative
foresee
foresee
Present
I foresee
you foresee
he/she/it foresees
we foresee
you foresee
they foresee
Preterite
I foresaw
you foresaw
he/she/it foresaw
we foresaw
you foresaw
they foresaw
Present Continuous
I am foreseeing
you are foreseeing
he/she/it is foreseeing
we are foreseeing
you are foreseeing
they are foreseeing
Present Perfect
I have foreseen
you have foreseen
he/she/it has foreseen
we have foreseen
you have foreseen
they have foreseen
Past Continuous
I was foreseeing
you were foreseeing
he/she/it was foreseeing
we were foreseeing
you were foreseeing
they were foreseeing
Past Perfect
I had foreseen
you had foreseen
he/she/it had foreseen
we had foreseen
you had foreseen
they had foreseen
Future
I will foresee
you will foresee
he/she/it will foresee
we will foresee
you will foresee
they will foresee
Future Perfect
I will have foreseen
you will have foreseen
he/she/it will have foreseen
we will have foreseen
you will have foreseen
they will have foreseen
Future Continuous
I will be foreseeing
you will be foreseeing
he/she/it will be foreseeing
we will be foreseeing
you will be foreseeing
they will be foreseeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been foreseeing
you have been foreseeing
he/she/it has been foreseeing
we have been foreseeing
you have been foreseeing
they have been foreseeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been foreseeing
you will have been foreseeing
he/she/it will have been foreseeing
we will have been foreseeing
you will have been foreseeing
they will have been foreseeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been foreseeing
you had been foreseeing
he/she/it had been foreseeing
we had been foreseeing
you had been foreseeing
they had been foreseeing
Conditional
I would foresee
you would foresee
he/she/it would foresee
we would foresee
you would foresee
they would foresee
Past Conditional
I would have foreseen
you would have foreseen
he/she/it would have foreseen
we would have foreseen
you would have foreseen
they would have foreseen
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foresee - 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"
2.foresee - picture to oneself; imagine possible; "I cannot envision him as President"
conceive of, envisage, ideate, imagine - form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?"
3.foresee - act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

foresee

verb predict, forecast, anticipate, envisage, prophesy, foretell, forebode, vaticinate (rare), divine He did not foresee any problems.

foresee

verb
To know in advance:
Translations
předvídat
forudse
ennakoida
predvidjeti
kira
sjá eîa vita fyrir
予見する
예견하다
divino
apdairumasartimiausiasnumatomas
paredzēt
predvideti
förutsäga
รู้ล่วงหน้า
ileriyi görmeköngörmek
thấy trước

foresee

[fɔːˈsiː] (foresaw (pt) (foreseen (pp))) VTprever

foresee

[fɔːrˈsiː] [foresaw] (pt) [foreseen] (pp) vtprévoir
He had foreseen the problem → Il avait prévu ce problème.

foresee

pret <foresaw> ptp <foreseen>

foresee

[fɔːˈsiː] (foresaw (pt) (foreseen (pp))) vtprevedere

foresee

(foːˈsiː) past tense foreˈsaw (-ˈsoː) : past participle foreˈseen verb
to see or know about before or in advance. He could foresee the difficulties.
foreˈseeable adjective
able to be foreseen. in the foreseeable future (= soon; within a short space of time).
ˈforesight (-sӕit) noun
the ability to see in advance what may happen and to plan for it. She had the foresight to drive carefully in case the roads were icy.

foresee

يَتَنَبَّأُ předvídat forudse vorhersehen προβλέπω prever ennakoida prévoir predvidjeti prevedere 予見する 예견하다 voorzien forutse przewidzieć prever предвидеть förutsäga รู้ล่วงหน้า öngörmek thấy trước 预见

foresee

vt. prever; prevenir.
References in classic literature ?
But in all refrainings of anger, it is the best remedy to win time; and to make a man's self believe, that the opportunity of his revenge is not yet come, but that he foresees a time for it; and so to still himself in the meantime, and reserve it.
No one was or is able to foresee in what condition our or the enemy's armies will be in a day's time, and no one can gauge the force of this or that detachment.
you say you can foretell the fortunes of others; how is it you did not foresee your own?
Dashwood, persuaded that such an excursion would be productive of much amusement to both her daughters, and perceiving through all her affectionate attention to herself, how much the heart of Marianne was in it, would not hear of their declining the offer upon HER account; insisted on their both accepting it directly; and then began to foresee, with her usual cheerfulness, a variety of advantages that would accrue to them all, from this separation.
You will have much pleasure in being in London, and especially in being together; and if Elinor would ever condescend to anticipate enjoyment, she would foresee it there from a variety of sources; she would, perhaps, expect some from improving her acquaintance with her sister-in-law's family.
But how the national legislature may reason on the point, is a thing which neither they nor I can foresee.
They who promote the idea of substituting a number of distinct confederacies in the room of the plan of the convention, seem clearly to foresee that the rejection of it would put the continuance of the Union in the utmost jeopardy.
But Fouquet had foreseen all this; he was, in fact, one of those men who foresee everything.
Grant that he did foresee them; and even the cruelty to me--and who am I
Berk foresees the biggest challenge facing the industry as getting the industry and its professionals operating in an Internet environment.