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[pri-vahyz] /prɪˈvaɪz/
verb (used with object), prevised, prevising.
to foresee.
to forewarn.
Origin of previse
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin praevīsus past participle of praevidēre to foresee. See pre-, visa
Related forms
previsor, noun Unabridged
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  • But it behoves us to previse that the doctor does not kill her before the lawyer comes.'

    Evan Harrington, Complete George Meredith
  • In actual practice our plans seem not to previse grandfathers and grandmothers, and stop short even of fathers and mothers.

    The Vitalized School

    Francis B. Pearson
British Dictionary definitions for previse


verb (transitive) (rare)
to predict or foresee
to notify in advance
Word Origin
C16: from Latin praevidēre to foresee, from prae before + vidēre to see
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