Meaning of “foresee” in the English Dictionary

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"foresee" in British English

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foreseeverb [ T ]

uk /fəˈsiː/ us /fɚˈsiː/ present participle foreseeing, past tense foresaw, past participle foreseen

(Definition of “foresee” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"foresee" in American English

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foreseeverb [ T ]

us /fɔrˈsi, foʊr-/ past tense foresaw /fɔrˈsɔ, foʊr-/ , past participle foreseen /fɔrˈsin, foʊr-/

to realize or understand something in advance or before it happens:

He foresaw the need for cars that would be less polluting.

(Definition of “foresee” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)