verb[with object] • literary
- Foresee or predict (an event): he had intelligence to previse the possible futureMore example sentences
- The future cannot be prevised except in a general way, in an unfinished universe where science must expect to revise its formulations in further research.
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- Unfortunately, for obtaining a prevision of such events, not a penny was spent.
- Is the appearance of design in organisms (as exhibited in their functional complexity) the result of purely natural forces acting without prevision or teleology?
- The only fiction which she ever wrote in the first person, it tells of a young man, Latimer, whose dubious gift of prevision causes him repeatedly to relive the moment of his approaching death.
late 16th century: from Latin praevis- 'foreseen, anticipated', from the verb praevidere, from prae 'before' + videre 'to see'.
More definitions of previseDefinition of previse in:
- The US English dictionary