forewarn

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verb fore·warn \fȯr-ˈwȯrn\

Definition of forewarn

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

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verb

Definition of forewarn for English Language Learners

  • : to warn (someone) before something happens


FOREWARN Defined for Kids

forewarn

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verb fore·warn \fȯr-ˈwȯrn\

Definition of forewarn for Students

forewarned

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forewarning

  1. :  to warn in advance



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