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What does foresee mean?
To foresee is to know in advance, as in With all the rain we’ve been having, it was easy to foresee that the river would overflow its banks.
Foresee is different from predict or forecast because to foresee is to know, while to predict or forecast is to guess or calculate rather than to know. Sometimes, though, foresee is used as a synonym for predict to exaggerate one’s confidence in a prediction.
Example: I can foresee where this is going and I want no part of it.
Where does foresee come from?
The first records of the term foresee come from before the 900s. It ultimately comes from the Old English foresēon.
Foresight is commonly used as a synonym for care or understanding to imply that someone knows the best course of action to follow in a certain situation. Someone that foresees something has this care for, or understanding of, what is to come and can plan accordingly for it.
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- foreseeable (adjective)
- foreseeability (noun)
- foreseer (noun)
- unforeseeable (adjective)
- unforeseen (adjective)
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How is foresee used in real life?
People often claim to have foreseen something after it happens.
Professional wrestling is at its very best when you cannot foresee the outcome of a story.
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) January 12, 2020
I’ll admit I didn’t foresee George Miller becoming one of our best living documentary makers.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) March 21, 2020
There's a future in my life I can't foresee, unless of course I stay on course and keep you next to me
— Jake Miller (@jakemiller) November 7, 2014
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Is foresee used correctly in the following sentence?
Amita didn’t know she would be promoted because she foresaw it.
How to use foresee in a sentence
Every scientist knows they can’t possibly foresee all possible instances or situations in which they could be proven wrong, no matter how strong their data.How Pseudoscientists Get Away With It - Facts So Romantic|Stuart Firestein|August 28, 2020|Nautilus
While few foresaw his initial win, even fewer predicted what this highly unusual president would do in office.Sunday Magazine: Go Inside Trump’s Second Term|Daniel Malloy|August 23, 2020|Ozy
They foresee 24 named storms in total, 12 of which could be hurricanes, including five major ones.Predictions for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season just got worse|Maria Temming|August 7, 2020|Science News
There was absolutely no way to foresee that the discovery of radioactivity, or the atomic nucleus, or even the neutron would eventually enable the construction of a weapon of mass destruction.How understanding nature made the atomic bomb inevitable|Tom Siegfried|August 6, 2020|Science News
You can also utilize the power of predictive analytics which uses historical data and machine learning to foresee your brand’s future performance.10 Reasons why marketers use data to make budgeting decisions|Kimberly Grimms|July 28, 2020|Search Engine Watch
There is no way to foresee a future that still hides in turmoil.Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East|Leslie H. Gelb|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What he could not foresee was that a half century later Freedom Summer would not be ancient history.The 1964 Miss. Freedom Summer Protests Won Progress At a Bloody Price|Nicolaus Mills|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“At present, few scientists foresee any serious or practical use for atomic energy,” an article read.10 Overdue Historical Retractions|Nina Strochlic|November 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Other lodging options that remain open outside the closed parks foresee a harder hit.Seven Shutdown Winners, From the Newseum to Dollywood|Nina Strochlic|October 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Our brains can foresee that if we let natural selection take its course then it could be disastrous in the long run.Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview|J.P. O’Malley|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But no one in Spain and few in Manila as yet could foresee how the fulfilment of the Agreement would be bungled.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
But it was less easy to foresee that William would be the chief and indeed almost the only object of their indignation.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Am I suddenly to obtain some post, and do people know it, or foresee it, because they forestall me and bow to me first?The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
Max Bray arranged all future matters to his entire satisfaction, but again there were contingencies that he could not foresee.By Birth a Lady|George Manville Fenn
I could foresee a catastrophe which would for ever unsettle the two towns, and give the valley an unenviable reputation.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker