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
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.
Before anyone foresaw a time when a television celebrity could become president, Norman Mailer wrote in Esquire that John F. Kennedy was a mythical hero who could finally unite the business of politics with the business of stardom.
The Fed foresees economic growth reaching 1.9 percent this year, slightly above its forecast in September, and 2.1 percent in 2017.
OPEC’s deal foresees the cartel cutting its collective output to between 32.5 million barrels and 33 million barrels a day, down from August levels of 33.2 million barrels a day.
No one can foresee what the long-term consequences would be.
Foreseeing the future is never easy, but Hopper says its app predicts upcoming flight prices with 95 percent accuracy.
Whitman foresaw that the country's task of promoting liberty and democracy would be an arduous one.
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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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