foreknow

[ fawr-noh, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈnoʊ, foʊr- /

verb (used with object), fore·knew, fore·known, fore·knowing.

to know beforehand.

Origin of foreknow

First recorded in 1400–50, foreknow is from the late Middle English word foreknowen. See fore-, know1

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foreknow
/ (fɔːˈnəʊ) /

verb -knows, -knowing, -knew or -known

(tr) to know in advance

Derived forms of foreknow

foreknowable, adjectiveforeknowledge, nounforeknowingly, adverb
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