forewarn

[ fawr-wawrn, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈwɔrn, foʊr- /

verb (used with object)

to warn in advance.

Origin of forewarn

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

Related forms

fore·warn·er, nounfore·warn·ing·ly, adverbun·fore·warned, adjectivewell-fore·warned, adjective
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forewarn

/ (fɔːˈwɔːn) /

verb

(tr) to warn beforehand

Derived Forms

forewarner, nounforewarningly, adverb
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