transitive verb-·vised′, -·vis′ing
- to foresee or forecast
- to inform beforehand; warn
Origin of previsefrom Classical Latin praevisus, past participle of praevidere, to foresee from prae-, pre- + videre, to see: see vision
transitive verbpre·vised, pre·vis·ing, pre·vis·es
- To know in advance; foresee.
- To notify in advance; forewarn.
Origin of previseMiddle English previsen from Latin praevidēre praevīs- prae- pre- vidēre to see ; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present previses, present participle prevising, simple past and past participle prevised)
From Latin praevisus, the past participle of praevidÄ“re