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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

foresee

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

verb
To know in advance:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

foresee

[fɔːrˈsiː] [foresaw] (pt) [foreseen] (pp) vtprévoir
He had foreseen the problem → Il avait prévu ce problème.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

foresee

pret <foresaw> ptp <foreseen>
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foresee

[fɔːˈsiː] (foresaw (pt) (foreseen (pp))) vtprevedere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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
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foresee

vt. prever; prevenir.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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