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foresee

verb [T] uk   /fəˈsiː/ us    /fɚ-/ ( present participle foreseeing, past tense foresaw, past participle foreseen)
C1 to know about something before it happens: I don't foresee any difficulties so long as we keep within budget.
Translations of “foresee”
in Korean 예견하다…
in Arabic يَتَوقَّع…
in French prévoir…
in Turkish öngörmek, tahmin etmek…
in Italian prevedere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預見, 預知, 預料…
in Russian предвидеть…
in Polish przewidywać…
in Spanish prever…
in Portuguese prever…
in German voraussehen…
in Catalan preveure…
in Japanese ~を予測する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预见, 预知, 预料…
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