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tr.v. pre·vised, pre·vis·ing, pre·vis·es
1. To know in advance; foresee.
2. To notify in advance; forewarn.
[Middle English previsen, from Latin praevidēre, praevīs- : prae-, pre- + vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]
1. to predict or foresee
2. to notify in advance
[C16: from Latin praevidēre to foresee, from prae before + vidēre to see]
Past participle: prevised
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|Verb||1.||previse - 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"
|2.||previse - 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"