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

British Dictionary definitions for previsor


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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