foresee

[ fawr-see, fohr- ]
/ fɔrˈsi, foʊr- /

verb (used with object), fore·saw, fore·seen, fore·see·ing.

to have prescience of; to know in advance; foreknow.
to see beforehand.

verb (used without object), fore·saw, fore·seen, fore·see·ing.

to exercise foresight.

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Origin of foresee

before 900; Middle English; Old English foresēon. See fore-, see1

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British Dictionary definitions for unforeseen (1 of 2)

unforeseen
/ (ˌʌnfɔːˈsiːn) /

adjective

not seen or known beforehand; unanticipated

British Dictionary definitions for unforeseen (2 of 2)

foresee
/ (fɔːˈsiː) /

verb -sees, -seeing, -saw or -seen

(tr; may take a clause as object) to see or know beforehandhe did not foresee that

Derived forms of foresee

foreseeable, adjectiveforeseer, noun
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