forewarn

  • 1 Forewarn — Fore*warn (f[=o]r*w[add]rn ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forewarned} (f[=o]r*w[add]rnd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Forewarning}.] To warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition, information, or notice to; to caution in advance. [1913 Webster] We were …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 forewarn — I verb admonish beforehand, advise, advise against, advise beforehand, alarm, alert, alert to danger, augur, caution, caution against danger, caution beforehand, caution in advance, counsel, deter, discourage, dissuade, exhort, expostulate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 forewarn — (v.) early 14c., from FORE (Cf. fore ) + WARN (Cf. warn). Related: Forewarned; forewarning …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 forewarn — *warn, caution Analogous words: notify, advise, apprise, *inform: admonish (see REPROVE): advise, counsel (see under ADVICE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 forewarn — [v] caution that something may happen admonish, advise, alarm, alert, apprise, dissuade, flag, forbode, give fair warning*, give the high sign*, portend, premonish, pull one’s coat*, put a bug in one’s ear*, put one wise*, put on guard*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 forewarn — ► VERB ▪ warn in advance. ● forewarned is forearmed Cf. ↑forewarned is forearmed …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 forewarn — [fôr wôrn′] vt. to warn beforehand …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 forewarn — v. (D; tr.) to forewarn of * * * [fɔː wɔːn] (D;tr.) to forewarn of …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 forewarn — UK [fɔː(r)ˈwɔː(r)n] / US [fɔrˈwɔrn] verb [transitive] Word forms forewarn : present tense I/you/we/they forewarn he/she/it forewarns present participle forewarning past tense forewarned past participle forewarned to warn someone about a problem… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 forewarn — fore|warn [fo:ˈwo:n US fo:rˈwo:rn] v [T often passive] 1.) to warn someone about something dangerous, unpleasant, or unexpected before it happens forewarn sb of/about sth ▪ We d been forewarned of the dangers of travelling at night. 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 forewarn — [[t]fɔː(r)wɔ͟ː(r)n[/t]] forewarns, forewarning, forewarned VERB If you forewarn someone about something, you warn them in advance that it is going to happen. forewarned is forearmed → see forearmed [V n of/about n] …

    English dictionary

  • 12 forewarn — transitive verb Date: 14th century to warn in advance …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 forewarn — forewarner, n. forewarningly, adv. /fawr wawrn , fohr /, v.t. to warn in advance. [1300 50; ME forwarnen. See FORE , WARN] Syn. caution, admonish, alert, prewarn, tip off. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 forewarn — verb To warn in advance. See Also: fore , foretell …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 forewarn — Synonyms and related words: apprehend, bode, caution, croak, forebode, give advance notice, have a premonition, have a presentiment, look black, lower, menace, portend, preapprehend, precaution, premonish, prenotify, prewarn, tell in advance,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 forewarn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. prepare (see preparation, warning). II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. caution, alert, admonish; see warn . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk: admonish, alarm,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 forewarn — fore|warn [ fɔr wɔrn ] verb transitive to warn someone about a problem or dangerous situation that is likely to happen: The King was forewarned about the plot and escaped in secret. a. forewarned is forearmed used for saying that if you know… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 forewarn — v. warn ahead of time, alert, put on guard …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 forewarn v — I m about to hit the golf ball, Tom forewarned …

    English expressions

  • 20 forewarn — verb warn in advance. Derivatives forewarner noun …

    English new terms dictionary