Definition of foresee
: to see (something, such as a development) beforehand He could not have foreseen the consequences of his actions. She foresaw the company's potential and invested early on.
foreseerplay \fȯr-ˈsē-ər, -ˈsir\ noun
Examples of foresee in a sentence
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.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of foresee
before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of foresee
FORESEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foresee for English Language Learners
: to see or become aware of (something that has not yet happened)
FORESEE Defined for Kids
Definition of foresee for Students
: to see or know about beforehand I didn't foresee the accident.
Legal Definition of foresee
: to be aware of the reasonable possibility of (as an occurrence or development) beforehand
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