Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb foresee

3 senses of foresee

Sense 1
anticipate, previse, foreknow, foresee -- (realize beforehand)
       => know -- (be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; "I know that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun")

Sense 2
envision, foresee -- (picture to oneself; imagine possible; "I cannot envision him as President")
       => imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage -- (form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; "Can you conceive of him as the president?")

Sense 3
anticipate, foresee, forestall, counter -- (act in advance of; deal with ahead of time)
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

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