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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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Examples for forewarned
  • 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.
  • Be forewarned, however, that its highest settings do have an unsettling effect on the uninitiated.
  • Be forewarned, though, that there is a lot of paperwork.
  • When you read that pets are allowed, be forewarned to check on size restrictions.
  • On the grounds that forewarned is forearmed, here's chapter and verse on the lice thing.
  • While entertaining, be forewarned there's a lot of corny humor in this app.
  • Lisa, who had been forewarned by her husband, did not appear at the launch party.
British Dictionary definitions for forewarned

forewarn

/fɔːˈwɔːn/
verb
1.
(transitive) to warn beforehand
Derived Forms
forewarner, noun
forewarningly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for forewarned
forewarn
early 14c., from fore- + warn. Related: Forewarned; forewarning.
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