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
We have become rather accustomed of late to critical laments prophesying the novel's imminent demise.
He said that the scripture quotes of the earlier speaker were prophesying falsely.
Visionaries and utopians have been prophesying its development even longer.
So it is, and so it has been throughout the history of our judicial system, because sometimes prophesying is necessary.
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