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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 ?
But there were no other clothes in my room than the odd heap of things I wore; and when I was left there, with a little taper which my aunt forewarned me would burn exactly five minutes, I heard them lock my door on the outside.
We played until nine o'clock, and then it was arranged that when Estella came to London I should be forewarned of her coming and should meet her at the coach; and then I took leave of her, and touched her and left her.
The more she saw of this weakness in her fellows, the more satisfied she was that, being forewarned, she was also forearmed against an attack of it on herself, much as if a doctor were to conclude that he could not catch smallpox because he had seen many cases of it; or as if a master mariner, knowing that many ships are wrecked in the British channel, should venture there without a pilot, thinking that he knew its perils too well to run any risk of them.
Had not Camilla, however, been informed beforehand by Lothario that this love for Chloris was a pretence, and that he himself had told Anselmo of it in order to be able sometimes to give utterance to the praises of Camilla herself, no doubt she would have fallen into the despairing toils of jealousy; but being forewarned she received the startling news without uneasiness.
Yet in spite of all this seduction Milady might fail--for Felton was forewarned, and that against the least chance.
You alone forewarned us of the evil; now try and aid us with the remedy.
It was evident either that he no longer possessed the confidence of his friend, or that Athos was bound by some invisible chain, or that he had been forewarned of the lieutenant's visit.
For now I know that thou art he of whom Quicksilver forewarned me, the most prudent of mortals, against whom no enchantments can prevail.
You know," she added in a moment, "that you were forewarned.
If you are forewarned you will be the more ready to make allowances.
Although the morning was raw, and although the fog still seemed heavy--I say seemed, for the windows were so encrusted with dirt that they would have made midsummer sunshine dim--I was sufficiently forewarned of the discomfort within doors at that early hour and sufficiently curious about London to think it a good idea on the part of Miss Jellyby when she proposed that we should go out for a walk.
I kept abreast of Woola that we might have the benefit of all our eyes for what might appear suddenly ahead to menace us, and well it was that we were forewarned.