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forewarn

[fawr-wawrn, fohr-] /fɔrˈwɔrn, foʊr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to warn in advance.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English forwarnen. See fore-, warn
Related forms
forewarner, noun
forewarningly, adverb
unforewarned, adjective
well-forewarned, adjective
Synonyms
caution, admonish, alert, prewarn, tip off.
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for forewarn

forewarn

/fɔːˈwɔːn/
verb
1.
(transitive) to warn beforehand
Derived Forms
forewarner, noun
forewarningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for forewarn
v.

early 14c., from fore- + warn. Related: Forewarned; forewarning.

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