[ verb ] realize beforehand

Used in print

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

Only a radical change in the nature of the population in the central_city would be likely to destroy this preference - and we must now turn our attention to the question of whether such a change , gloomily foreseen by so many urban diagnosticians , is actually upon us .

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

We seem to be bound by love ; Sigmen himself must have foreseen it .

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know foresight

[ verb ] picture to oneself; imagine possible




"I cannot envision him as President"

Used in print

(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)

He evidently could n't foresee that it might be his downfall in_the_end .

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imagine picturing

[ verb ] act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

Used in print

(Joseph E. Choate, "The American Boating Scene"...)

Foreseeing the possible threats to safety with the rapid_growth of the sport , the industry has been supporting an intense , coordinated educational program with great success since 1947 .

(Rhode Island Legislative Council. Research Report...)

Since that time the demands of the citizens for new and expanded services have placed financial burdens on the state which could not have been foreseen in earlier years .

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act obviation