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Foredeem \Fore*deem"\, v. t. To recognize or judge in advance; to forebode. [Obs.]

Laugh at your misery, as foredeeming you An idle meteor.
--J. Webster.


Foredeem \Fore*deem"\, v. i. [Cf. Foredoom.] To know or discover beforehand; to foretell. [Obs.]

Which [maid] could guess and foredeem of things past, present, and to come.
--Genevan Test.


vb. 1 (context intransitive obsolete English) To judge, form a judgement of, or declare beforehand; foretell; forecast; presage. 2 (context transitive English) To deem or account in advance; consider; take for granted; expect.