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Definition of "foreknow" [fore•know]

  • To have foreknowledge of, especially by supernatural means or through revelation. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foreknow" in a sentence
  • "Whom he did foreknow, that is, whom he designed for his friends and favourites."
  • "And let it be noticed further that if Paul had here used the term "foreknow" in the sense that election was based on mere foreknowledge, it would have contradicted his statement elsewhere that it is according to the good pleasure of God."
  • "In what sense are we to take the word "foreknow" here?"