- To prophesy is to predict the future as if by divine inspiration.
When a fortune teller says what is going to happen next year, this is an example ofprophesy.
- to declare or predict (something) by or as by the influence of divine guidance
- to predict (a future event) in any way
- Rare to foreshadow
Origin: Middle English prophecien from Middle French prophecier from prophecie: see prophecy
- to speak as a prophet; utter or make prophecies
- Rare to teach religious matters; preach
- prophesier noun
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verb proph·e·sied , proph·e·sy·ing , proph·e·sies verb, transitive
- To reveal by divine inspiration.
- To predict with certainty as if by divine inspiration. See Synonyms at foretell.
- To prefigure; foreshow.
- To reveal the will or message of God.
- To predict the future as if by divine inspiration.
- To speak as a prophet.
Origin: Middle English prophecien, from Old French prophecier, from prophecie, prophecy; see prophecy.
- prophˈe·siˌer noun