The fortune teller's prophesy predicted good fortune in the future.
When a fortune teller says what is going to happen next year, this is an example ofprophesy.
transitive verb-·sied·, -·sy·ing
- to declare or predict (something) under or as under divine or paranormal guidance
- to predict (a future event) in any way
- Rare to foreshadow
Origin of prophesyMiddle 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
verbproph·e·sied, proph·e·sy·ing, proph·e·sies,
- To reveal by divine inspiration.
- To predict the future with certainty. See Synonyms at foretell.
- To prefigure or foreshadow: “The wind was in the east, and the clouds prophesied rain” ( Jacob Riis )
- To reveal the will or message of God; speak or write as a prophet.
- To predict future events; make predictions.
Origin of prophesyMiddle English prophecien from Old French prophecier from prophecie prophecy ; see prophecy .
(third-person singular simple present prophesies, present participle prophesying, simple past and past participle prophesied)