Foresee - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrˈsiː|  American pronunciation of the word foresee
Brit.  |fɔːˈsiː|  British pronunciation of the word foresee
irregular verb:  p.t. — foresaw  p.p. — foreseen


- realize beforehand (syn: anticipate, foreknow, previse)
- picture to oneself; imagine possible (syn: envision)
- act in advance of; deal with ahead of time (syn: anticipate, counter, forestall)


We couldn't have foreseen the consequences of our actions.

He foresees a day when all war will cease.

She foresaw the company's potential and invested early on.

Nobody could foresee his running away.

I've put your name on the list and I don't foresee any problems.

The disaster could not have been foreseen.

Few analysts foresaw that oil prices would rise so steeply.

No one foresaw what he was planning.

...most teenagers do not have the mentality to foresee the consequences of such risky behavior...

We do not foresee any major changes in the years ahead.

...somehow the diviner failed to foresee her own misfortunes with the law...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: foresee
he/she/it: foresees
present participle: foreseeing
past tense: foresaw
past participle: foreseen
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