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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.
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foreseeverb [T]

uk   /fəˈsiː/ us   /fɚˈsiː/ present participle foreseeing, past tense foresaw, past participle foreseen
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Translations of “foresee”
in Korean 예견하다…
in Arabic يَتَوقَّع…
in Malaysian meramalkan…
in French prévoir…
in Russian предвидеть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預見, 預知, 預料…
in Italian prevedere…
in Turkish öngörmek, tahmin etmek…
in Polish przewidywać…
in Spanish prever…
in Vietnamese nhìn thấy trước, đoán trước…
in Portuguese prever…
in Thai รู้ล่วงหน้า…
in German voraussehen…
in Catalan preveure…
in Japanese ~を予測する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预见, 预知, 预料…
in Indonesian meramalkan…
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