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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.


(fɔrˈsi ə bəl, foʊr-)
occurring within a reasonably short time from the moment of utterance.
fore•see`a•bil′i•ty n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foreseeable - capable of being anticipated; "foreseeable costs were well within the budget"
predictable - capable of being foretold
مُمْكِن التَّكَهُّن بِه أو رؤيَتَه


[fɔːˈsiːəbl] ADJ [opportunity] → previsible
in the foreseeable futureen un futuro previsible


[fɔːrˈsiːəbəl] adjprévisible
in the foreseeable future → dans un avenir prévisible
for the foreseeable future → dans un futur proche


adjvoraussehbar, absehbar; in the foreseeable futurein absehbarer Zeit


[fɔːˈsiːəbl] adj (opportunity) → prevedibile
in the foreseeable future → nell'immediato futuro


(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.
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