AskDefine | Define foresee

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1 realize beforehand [syn: anticipate, previse, foreknow]
2 picture to oneself; imagine possible; "I cannot envision him as President" [syn: envision]
3 act in advance of; deal with ahead of time [syn: anticipate, forestall, counter] [also: foreseen, foresaw]

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  1. To anticipate; to predict.
    "I foresee in this," he says, "the breaking up of our profession." The Lamplighter - Charles Dickens, 1838


to anticipate

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