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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 ?
They are asking to attack and making plans of all kinds, but as soon as one gets to business nothing is ready, and the enemy, forewarned, takes measures accordingly.
Anne Silvester was in Perth; forewarned by the newspaper (as Sir Patrick had guessed) that the letters offered to Mrs.
As they had been duly forewarned by Bashti, the penalty for infraction of the rules he had laid down was staking out on the reef at low tide to be eaten by the fish-sharks.
As I wanted to see a schoolmaster or two, and was forewarned that those gentlemen might, in their modesty, be shy of receiving a visit from the author of the "Pickwick Papers," I consulted with a professional friend who had a Yorkshire connexion, and with whom I concerted a pious fraud.
With Rosy held in the clutches of Morpheus for a many-hours deep slumber, and the bloodthirsty parent waiting, armed and forewarned, Ikey felt that his rival was close, indeed, upon discomfiture.
The audience had come forewarned, evidently, and whenever the ragged slip of a donkey-girl ran upon the stage there was a deep murmur of approbation, every one smiled and glowed, and Mainhall hitched his heavy chair a little nearer the brass railing.
All manner of incidents combined in favour of the occasion: not only had Mr and Mrs Garland forewarned him that they intended to make no deduction for his outfit from the great amount, but to pay it him unbroken in all its gigantic grandeur; not only had the unknown gentleman increased the stock by the sum of five shillings, which was a perfect god-send and in itself a fortune; not only had these things come to pass which nobody could have calculated upon, or in their wildest dreams have hoped; but it was Barbara's quarter too--Barbara's quarter, that very day--and Barbara had a half-holiday as well as Kit, and Barbara's mother was going to make one of the party, and to take tea with Kit's mother, and cultivate her acquaintance.
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.
If you are forewarned you will be the more ready to make allowances.
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.