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 saddest form of natural disaster, without any forewarning.
The forewarning technique first removes eye-blinks and other artifacts that are
  superimposed on the brain wave activity.
Forewarning of imminent volcanic hazards can reduce operational disruptions at
  airports.
More often than not, emergencies and major disasters develop quickly with
  little or no forewarning or advanced notice.
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