What does foresee mean?

Definitions for foresee
fɔrˈsi, foʊr-fore·see

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anticipate, previse, foreknow, foresee(verb)

    realize beforehand

  2. envision, foresee(verb)

    picture to oneself; imagine possible

    "I cannot envision him as President"

  3. anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter(verb)

    act in advance of; deal with ahead of time


  1. foresee(Verb)

    To anticipate; to predict.

    "I foresee in this," he says, "the breaking up of our profession." The Lamplighter - Charles Dickens, 1838

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foresee(verb)

    to see beforehand; to have prescience of; to foreknow

    Etymology: [AS. foresen; fore + sen to see. See See, v. t.]

  2. Foresee(verb)

    to provide

    Etymology: [AS. foresen; fore + sen to see. See See, v. t.]

  3. Foresee(verb)

    to have or exercise foresight

    Etymology: [AS. foresen; fore + sen to see. See See, v. t.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foresee

    fōr-sē′, v.t. or v.i. to see or know beforehand.—p.adj. Foresee′ing.—adv. Foresee′ingly.

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How to say foresee in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foresee in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foresee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of foresee in a Sentence

  1. Judge Leach:

    In these circumstances, the accused must have foreseen and, therefore, did foresee that whoever was behind the toilet door might die but reconciled himself to that even occurring and gambled with that person's life, the identity of his victim is irrelevant to his guilt.

  2. Lara Sweet:

    We do not foresee a sequential decline in daily active users in Q1 2019.

  3. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew:

    In fact, we do not foresee any reasonable scenario in which it would last for an extended period of time.

  4. Dame Rebecca West:

    Those who foresee the future and recognize it as tragic are often seized by a madness which forces them to commit the very acts which made it certain that what they dread shall happen.

  5. Felix Sanchez:

    I don't foresee him backing away, it might work in Iowa and New Hampshire, but assuming that he were to continue on, he's going to hit a wall of hate when it comes to primaries in Arizona, Nevada, California, New Mexico or Florida.

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