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foreknow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of foreknow

  1. to realize or know about beforehand what couple can possibly foreknow the trials and tribulations that marriage will bring? Synonyms of foreknow anticipate, divine, forefeel, foresee, previsionWords Related to foreknow augur, forecast, foretell, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy; envisage, envision, foreshadow, prefigure, visualize; alert, caution, foretoken, forewarn; preview; descry, discern, perceive; apprehend, dread, fear

Synonym Discussion of foreknow

foresee, foreknow, divine, anticipate mean to know beforehand. foresee implies nothing about how the knowledge is derived and may apply to ordinary reasoning and experience.
    • economists should have foreseen the recession
foreknow usually implies supernatural assistance, as through revelation.
    • if only we could foreknow our own destinies
divine adds to foresee the suggestion of exceptional wisdom or discernment.
    • was able to divine Europe's rapid recovery from the war
anticipate implies taking action about or responding emotionally to something before it happens.
    • the waiter anticipated our every need


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