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foreknow

[ fawr-noh, fohr- ]

verb (used with object)

, fore·knew, fore·known, fore·knowing.
  1. to know beforehand.

    Synonyms: anticipate, discern, divine, foresee



foreknow

/ fɔːˈnəʊ /

verb

  1. tr to know in advance


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Derived Forms

  • foreˈknowledge, noun
  • foreˈknowingly, adverb
  • foreˈknowable, adjective

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Other Words From

  • fore·knowa·ble adjective
  • fore·knower noun
  • fore·knowing·ly adverb
  • unfore·knowa·ble adjective
  • unfore·known adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of foreknow1

First recorded in 1400–50, foreknow is from the late Middle English word foreknowen. See fore-, know 1

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Example Sentences

But if he shall not will to sin, even this did God foreknow.

Precisely how it will be distributed it is impossible to foreknow.

For as it belongs to his wisdom to foreknow all future events, so it belongs to his power to rule and govern them by his hand.

We foreknow how others will act, and the foreknowledge is the beginning of judgment passed on action.

It is another man's error or fault that you foreknow, and not your own; and therefore foreknowledge maketh it not your own.

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