• IPA: /fɔː(ɹ)ˈseɪ/

foresay (foresays, present participle foresaying; past and past participle foresaid)

  1. (transitive) To say beforehand; predict; foretell.
  2. (transitive) To decree; ordain; appoint.
    • 1611 April (first recorded performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Cymbeline”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene ii]:
      Let ordinance / Come as the gods foresay it.

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