verb (used with object), pre·vised, pre·vis·ing.

to foresee.
to forewarn.

Origin of previse

1425–75; late Middle English < Latin praevīsus past participle of praevidēre to foresee. See pre-, visa
Related formspre·vi·sor, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for previse

Historical Examples of previse

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

  • 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

to predict or foresee
to notify in advance

Word Origin for previse

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