transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

obsolete : to think beforehand : plan

Word History


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

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“Forethink.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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