forewarn

[fawr-wawrn, fohr-]
verb (used with object)
to warn in advance.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English forwarnen. See fore-, warn

forewarner, noun
forewarningly, adverb
unforewarned, adjective
well-forewarned, adjective


caution, admonish, alert, prewarn, tip off.
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forewarn (fɔːˈwɔːn)
 
vb
(tr) to warn beforehand
 
fore'warner
 
n
 
fore'warningly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

forewarn
early 14c., from fore- + warn. Related: Forewarned; forewarning.
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Example sentences
The poll may also help forewarn of potential pitfalls.
Its purpose is to forewarn veteran and neophyte administrators concerning a number of problems which they may not have met.
They will forewarn motorists of the closure date and will remain in place during the closure.
Calderas should be monitored for unrest that might forewarn of strong regional earthquakes.
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