forewarn

verb fore·warn \ fȯr-ˈwȯrn \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of forewarn

transitive verb
: to warn in advance

Examples of forewarn in a Sentence

  1. I should forewarn you before you come to visit that we have a dog.

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First Known Use of forewarn

14th century


FOREWARN Defined for English Language Learners

forewarn

verb

Definition of forewarn for English Language Learners

  • : to warn (someone) before something happens


FOREWARN Defined for Kids

forewarn

verb fore·warn \ fȯr-ˈwȯrn \

Definition of forewarn for Students

forewarned; forewarning
: to warn in advance


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