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fore·warn

 (fôr-wôrn′)
tr.v. fore·warned, fore·warn·ing, fore·warns
To warn in advance.

forewarn

(fɔːˈwɔːn)
vb (tr)
1. to warn beforehand
2. forewarned is forearmed if one says 'Forewarned is forearmed', one is saying that if one knows about a problem or situation in advance, one will be able to deal with it when one needs to
foreˈwarner n
foreˈwarningly adv

fore•warn

(fɔrˈwɔrn, foʊr-)

v.t.
to warn in advance; alert.
[1300–50]
fore•warn′er, n.
fore•warn′ing•ly, adv.

forewarn


Past participle: forewarned
Gerund: forewarning

Imperative
forewarn
forewarn
Present
I forewarn
you forewarn
he/she/it forewarns
we forewarn
you forewarn
they forewarn
Preterite
I forewarned
you forewarned
he/she/it forewarned
we forewarned
you forewarned
they forewarned
Present Continuous
I am forewarning
you are forewarning
he/she/it is forewarning
we are forewarning
you are forewarning
they are forewarning
Present Perfect
I have forewarned
you have forewarned
he/she/it has forewarned
we have forewarned
you have forewarned
they have forewarned
Past Continuous
I was forewarning
you were forewarning
he/she/it was forewarning
we were forewarning
you were forewarning
they were forewarning
Past Perfect
I had forewarned
you had forewarned
he/she/it had forewarned
we had forewarned
you had forewarned
they had forewarned
Future
I will forewarn
you will forewarn
he/she/it will forewarn
we will forewarn
you will forewarn
they will forewarn
Future Perfect
I will have forewarned
you will have forewarned
he/she/it will have forewarned
we will have forewarned
you will have forewarned
they will have forewarned
Future Continuous
I will be forewarning
you will be forewarning
he/she/it will be forewarning
we will be forewarning
you will be forewarning
they will be forewarning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been forewarning
you have been forewarning
he/she/it has been forewarning
we have been forewarning
you have been forewarning
they have been forewarning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been forewarning
you will have been forewarning
he/she/it will have been forewarning
we will have been forewarning
you will have been forewarning
they will have been forewarning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been forewarning
you had been forewarning
he/she/it had been forewarning
we had been forewarning
you had been forewarning
they had been forewarning
Conditional
I would forewarn
you would forewarn
he/she/it would forewarn
we would forewarn
you would forewarn
they would forewarn
Past Conditional
I would have forewarned
you would have forewarned
he/she/it would have forewarned
we would have forewarned
you would have forewarned
they would have forewarned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.forewarn - warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning; "I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house"
warn - notify of danger, potential harm, or risk; "The director warned him that he might be fired"; "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"

forewarn

verb alert, advise, caution, tip off, apprise, give fair warning, put on guard, put on the qui vive The book had forewarned me of what to expect.
Proverbs
"Forewarned is forearmed"

forewarn

verb
1. To notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk:
2. To give warning signs of (impending peril):
Translations

forewarn

[fɔːˈwɔːn] VTavisar, advertir
to be forewarnedestar prevenido
forewarned is forearmedhombre prevenido or precavido vale por dos

forewarn

[fɔːrˈwɔːrn] vtavertir

forewarn

vtvorher warnen; that should have forewarned himdas hätte ihm eine Vorwarnung sein sollen; forewarned is forearmed (Prov) → Gefahr erkannt, Gefahr gebannt (Prov)

forewarn

[fɔːˈwɔːn] vtavvisare in precedenza
forewarned is forearmed → uomo avvisato è mezzo salvato
References in classic literature ?
At least, we would gladly forewarn the unsuspecting girl that there is nothing in human shape or substance to receive her, unless it be the figure of Judge Pyncheon, who--wretched spectacle that he is, and frightful in our remembrance, since our night-long vigil with him
But thou O Father, I forewarn thee, shun His deadly arrow; neither vainly hope To be invulnerable in those bright Arms, Though temper'd heav'nly, for that mortal dint, Save he who reigns above, none can resist.
If you leave these flocks unharmed and think of nothing but of getting home, you may yet after much hardship reach Ithaca; but if you harm them, then I forewarn you of the destruction both of your ship and of your men.
There was no room for gesticulation or grace in the delivery of his reply, for the mountain was steep and slippery; and, although the Frenchman had an eye of uncommon magnitude on either side of his face, they did not seem to be half competent to forewarn him of the impediments of bushes, twigs, and fallen trees, that were momentarily crossing his path.
But I forewarn you that if you trust my husband to pick out your rooms, you are in for something hideous.
It runs strangely in my head that it must have been some spirit, who, perhaps, might be sent to forewarn us: and who knows but all that matter which he told us, of his going to fight, and of his being taken prisoner, and of the great danger he was in of being hanged, might be intended as a warning to us, considering what we are going about?
I admonish and forewarn ye all," continued the startled Doctor, "that I am a peaceful citizen of the before named Confederacy, or to speak with greater accuracy, Union, a supporter of the Social Compact, and a lover of good order and amity;" then, perceiving that the danger was, at least, temporarily removed, he once more raised his voice to the hostile pitch,--"I charge ye all, therefore, to submit to the laws.
Abu Dhabi: India is experimenting with systems to forewarn of earthquakes which still remain a mystery to science and technology, a senior Indian scientist told Gulf News in an interview.
The Mufti of Al-Quds, issued a statement which, was quoted by the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA), said that this step comes in the aftermath of recently increasingly-growing Israeli occupation's transgressions which forewarn of dire ramifications.
Addressing a ceremony held here Thursday, Shakil Qadir said that United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) would provide 25 million dollars in case of natural catastrophe whereas Japan government would technically assist besides installing system that would forewarn about possible floods.
The name, let me forewarn you, can be misleading, for the burger patty does not have any daal .
Jonathan Storm, a behavioural ecologist now at the University of South Carolina Upstate, in Spartanburg, has shown that crickets manage to forewarn their offspring of lurking spiders, despite the small matter of never actually meeting them, reports New Scientist.