forewarn

[ fawr-wawrn, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈwɔrn, foʊr- /
See synonyms for: forewarn / forewarned / forewarning on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)

to warn in advance.

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Origin of forewarn

First recorded in 1300–50, forewarn is from the Middle English word forwarnen.See fore-, warn

OTHER WORDS FROM forewarn

fore·warn·er, nounfore·warn·ing·ly, adverbun·fore·warned, adjectivewell-fore·warned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for forewarn

forewarn
/ (fɔːˈwɔːn) /

verb

(tr) to warn beforehand

Derived forms of forewarn

forewarner, nounforewarningly, adverb
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