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Synonyms for beforehand
bɪˈfɔrˌhænd, -ˈfoʊr-be·fore·hand

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  1. beforehandadverb

    in advance


  2. beforehandadverb

    In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.

    Rich and much beforehand. Francis Bacon.

    in advance


Princeton's WordNet

  1. advance(a), beforehand(p)adverb

    being ahead of time or need

    "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"

    late, middle

  2. ahead, in advance, beforehandadverb

    ahead of time; in anticipation

    "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand"

    forwards, in front, ahead, in advance, forrader, onwards, onward, in the lead, before, forward, out front

    middle, late

Editors Contribution

  1. at the outset

    at or from the beginning

    Submitted by anonymous on April 8, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. beforehandadjective

    previously, in anticipation, in advance

  2. beforehandadjective

    forehanded, in comfortable circumstances (as respects property), well off, well to do

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "beforehand":

    previously, prior, before, earlier

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  1. Anuj Somany:

    Seeing the person with the folded hands on the poster , it is difficult to understand if that guy is asking for vote or begging apology beforehand for only enjoying the public's currency note on being elected.

  2. Kensington Palace:

    Prince Harry and Ms. Markle has a very close-knit circle of friends and Prince Harry and Ms. Markle did n’t want to choose one over another, all have been actively involved in helping her prepare for the day and will be there in the days beforehand. She’s very happy to have Prince Harry and Ms. Markle support.

  3. John Swinton:

    There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    If everyone is wise as almost all consider or show themselves to be through their attitude towards anyone , then wondering as how a person who is not actually nice to others could easily rise to the topmost position, flies often and even seen bagging big awards and prize but none could realize it beforehand until s/he gets exposed by someone as witnessed often in the past.

  5. Ilia Karatsoreos:

    As most of us know, reading on tablets, checking emails on phones, or watching late night TV are a chronic issue, and unfortunately become part of our pre-sleep habits, so while this study seems to argue a single exposure to a tablet does not have a major effect on sleep if one was also exposed to bright light beforehand, it does n’t really address what has become a common ritual for so many of us.

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