To prophesy is to predict the future as if by divine inspiration.(verb)
When a fortune teller says what is going to happen next year, this is an example ofprophesy.
See prophesy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME prophecien < MFr prophecier < prophecie: see prophecy
See prophesy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb proph·e·sied (-sīdˌ), proph·e·sy·ing (-sīˌĭng), proph·e·sies (-sīzˌ) verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English prophecien
Origin: , from Old French prophecier
Origin: , from prophecie, prophecy; see prophecy.
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