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previse

[ pri-vahyz ]
/ prɪˈvaɪz /
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verb (used with object), pre·vised, pre·vis·ing.

to foresee.

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Origin of previse

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Latin praevīsus, past participle of praevidēre “to foresee”; see pre-, visa

OTHER WORDS FROM previse

pre·vi·sor, noun
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How to use previse in a sentence

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for previse

previse
/ (prɪˈvaɪz) /

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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