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, forbid, forebode, forecast, foreshadow, foreshow, give fair warning, give intimation of impending evil, give notice, give previous notice to give previous warning to, give warning of possible harm, inform, make acquainted with, make aware, notify, offer a word of caution, ominate, portend, praemonere, predict, prefigure, premonish, prepare, presage, preshow, prewarn, prognosticate, prophesy, put on guard, signal, threaten, urge against, urge to take heed, vaticinate, warn, warn beforehand, warn in advance associated concepts: abandon a crime, forseeability, notice II index admonish (warn), advise, caution, counsel, notice (give formal warning), notify, portend, predict, presage, promise (raise expectations), threaten

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  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • forewarn — [fôr wôrn′] vt. to warn beforehand …   English World dictionary

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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