Definition of previse in English:


Line breaks: pre|vise
Pronunciation: /prɪˈvʌɪz


[with object] literary
Foresee or predict (an event): he had intelligence to previse the possible future
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  • 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.


late 16th century: from Latin praevis- 'foreseen, anticipated', from the verb praevidere, from prae 'before' + videre 'to see'.



Pronunciation: /-ˈvɪʒ(ə)n/
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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.


Pronunciation: /-ˈvɪʒ(ə)n(ə)l/
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  • Some scientific investigators consider precognition a branch of clairvoyance and call it previsional clairvoyance.

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