Definition of forethink

transitive verb

: to consider (something) beforehand broadly : to anticipate in the mind : prognosticate

intransitive verb

obsolete : to think beforehand : plan

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History and Etymology for forethink

Middle English forthinken, forethinken, forthenken, forethenken, from Old English forethencan, from fore- + thencan to think

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“Forethink.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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