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
Finally, be forewarned that the beaches are only moderately attractive.
However, be forewarned: you must have a skit prepared.
It's really disgusting and disturbing, so be forewarned.
But be forewarned: it lacks a number pad and some of the other channel-surfing
  features you might expect in a remote.
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