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.
Recent Examples of foresee from the Web
Few economists foresee another downturn looming, in part because the recovery from the recession has been steady but grinding, with little sign of the sort of overheated pressures that normally trigger a recession.
Few economists foresee another downturn looming, in part because the recovery from the recession has been steady with little sign of overheated pressures.
While Trump, in defense of his action, said leaving the accord would save money and jobs, Bergh and Salesforce.com Inc. CEO Marc Benioff foresee a different outcome.
At the root of the problem is the tendency to take the optimism generated by a grand idea and overlay that on the execution without applying the critical rigor required to foresee the inevitable hurdles that are likely to complicate the process.
But analysts foresee the technology getting to the point that large caravans of self-driving trucks could be running the highways someday.
But De La Hoya is among many boxing veterans who foresee a one-sided outcome that could potentially turn fans against his sport again, as happened in Mayweather’s boring 2015 victory against Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in history.
Did Shook foresee this all culminating in Saturday's march?
Others foresaw the political toll that could be exacted for a decision to make gutting ethics oversight the first act of the new Congress.
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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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