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VERB (2)

1. warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning;
- Example: "I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house"
[syn: forewarn, previse]

2. realize beforehand;
[syn: anticipate, previse, foreknow, foresee]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Previse \Pre*vise"\, v. t. [L. praevisus, p. p. of praevidere to foresee; prae before + videre to see. See Vision.] 1. To foresee. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To inform beforehand; to warn. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

previse 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] 2: realize beforehand [syn: anticipate, previse, foreknow, foresee]