from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To judge, form a judgement of, or declare beforehand; foretell; forecast; presage.
  • v. To deem or account in advance; consider; take for granted; expect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To know or discover beforehand; to foretell.
  • transitive v. To recognize or judge in advance; to forebode.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To judge or declare beforehand; foretell.
  • To deem; consider; take for granted; expect.


From Middle English *foredemen, from Old English foredēman ("to prejudge"), equivalent to fore- +‎ deem. (Wiktionary)


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