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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English foreseen, forseen, from Old English foresēon; equivalent to fore- +‎ see. Similar formations in Dutch voorzien, German vorsehen, Latin prōvideō.

PronunciationEdit

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  • (US) IPA(key): /fɔɹˈsi/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /fɔːˈsiː/
  • Rhymes: -iː

VerbEdit

foresee (third-person singular simple present foresees, present participle foreseeing, simple past foresaw, past participle foreseen)

  1. To be able to see beforehand: to anticipate; predict.
  2. (obsolete) To provide.
    • (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Great shoals of people, which go on to populate, without foreseeing means of life.

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