Prophesy meaning

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To predict future events; make predictions.
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To reveal by divine inspiration.
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To prefigure or foreshadow.
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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 of prophesy.

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To teach religious matters; preach.
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To foreshadow.
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To predict (a future event) in any way.
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To speak as a prophet; utter or make prophecies.
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To speak or write with divine inspiration; to act as prophet. [from 14th c.]
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To predict, to foretell. [from 14th c.]
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To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.
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(intransitive, Christianity) To speak out on the Bible as an expression of holy inspiration; to preach. [from 14th c.]
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To predict the future with certainty.
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To reveal the will or message of God; speak or write as a prophet.
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To declare or predict (something) under or as under divine or paranormal guidance.
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Origin of prophesy

  • Middle English prophecien from Old French prophecier from prophecie prophecy prophecy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Partly from prophecy, and partly from Middle French prophecier, prophesier, from prophecie (“prophecy").

    From Wiktionary