1. [syn: forewarn, previse]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Forewarn \Fore*warn"\ (f[=o]r*w[add]rn"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Forewarned (f[=o]r*w[add]rnd"); p. pr. & vb. n.
To warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition,
information, or notice to; to caution in advance.
We were forewarned of your coming. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: 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" [syn: forewarn, previse]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "forewarn":
apprehend, bode, caution, croak, forebode, give advance notice,
have a premonition, have a presentiment, look black, lower, menace,
portend, preapprehend, precaution, premonish, prenotify, prewarn,
tell in advance, threaten, warn