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Definition of foresee verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foresee
    he / she / it foresees
    past simple foresaw
    past participle foreseen
    -ing form foreseeing
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  1. 1to think something is going to happen in the future; to know about something before it happens synonym predict
  2. 2 foresee something We do not foresee any problems. The extent of the damage could not have been foreseen. foresee (that)… No one could have foreseen that things would turn out this way. foresee how, what, etc… It is impossible to foresee how life will work out. foresee somebody/something doing something I just didn't foresee that happening. compare unforeseen
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