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verb (used with object), pre·vised, pre·vis·ing.
  1. to foresee.
  2. to forewarn.
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Origin of previse

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin praevīsus past participle of praevidēre to foresee. See pre-, visa
Related formspre·vi·sor, noun
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Historical Examples

  • But it behoves us to previse that the doctor does not kill her before the lawyer comes.'

    Evan Harrington, Complete

    George Meredith

  • In actual practice our plans seem not to previse grandfathers and grandmothers, and stop short even of fathers and mothers.

    The Vitalized School

    Francis B. Pearson

British Dictionary definitions for previse


verb (tr) rare
  1. to predict or foresee
  2. to notify in advance
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin praevidēre to foresee, from prae before + vidēre to see
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