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Definition of foresee verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    foresee

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//fɔrˈsi//
     
    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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