prophesy

[prof-uh-sahy]
verb (used with object), prophesied, prophesying.
1.
to foretell or predict.
2.
to indicate beforehand.
3.
to declare or foretell by or as if by divine inspiration.
4.
to utter in prophecy or as a prophet.
verb (used without object), prophesied, prophesying.
5.
to make predictions.
6.
to make inspired declarations of what is to come.
7.
to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God's stead.
8.
Archaic. to teach religious subjects.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; v. use of variant of prophecy (fully distinguished in form and meaning in the 18th century)

prophesiable, adjective
prophesier, noun
unprophesied, adjective

prophecy, prophesy.


1. augur, prognosticate. See predict. 3. divine.
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prophesy (ˈprɒfɪˌsaɪ)
 
vb , -sies, -sying, -sied
1.  to reveal or foretell (something, esp a future event) by or as if by divine inspiration
2.  archaic (intr) to give instruction in religious subjects
 
[C14 prophecien, from prophecy]
 
'prophesiable
 
adj
 
'prophesier
 
n

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Example sentences
Some forms of disease, even, may prophesy forms of health.
As the doubters prophesy, their coalition could well fall apart long before then.
There was always prophesy in the weather at a birth.
If you had the gift of prophesy, maybe you could have saved more people.
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