forewarn (someone) of (something)

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forewarn (someone) of (something)

To inform someone of something in advance. Thanks for forewarning me of the boss's foul mood today—I made sure to steer clear of him.
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May was blindsided by the ruling, with her official spokesman admitting: "The speaker did not forewarn us of the content of his statement or the fact that he was making one."
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Just as the canary's death told the miners they had to get out of the mine or be asphyxiated by noxious fumes, so sensitive populations forewarn us of danger while there is still time to do something about it.