verb (used with object)
to foretell or predict.
to indicate beforehand.
to declare or foretell by or as if by divine inspiration.
to utter in prophecy or as a prophet.
verb (used without object)
to make inspired declarations of what is to come.
to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God's stead.
Archaic. to teach religious subjects.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English; Related forms
v. use of variant of prophecy
(fully distinguished in form and meaning in the 18th century)
augur, prognosticate. See predict