forewarn

[fawr-wawrn, fohr-]
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Origin of forewarn

First recorded in 1300–50, forewarn is from the Middle English word forwarnen. See fore-, warn
Related formsfore·warn·er, nounfore·warn·ing·ly, adverbun·fore·warned, adjectivewell-fore·warned, adjective

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forewarn

verb
  1. (tr) to warn beforehand
Derived Formsforewarner, nounforewarningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for forewarn
v.

early 14c., from fore- + warn. Related: Forewarned; forewarning.

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