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.
to make predictions.
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.
- proph·e·si·a·ble, adjective
- proph·e·si·er, noun
- un·proph·e·sied, adjective
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How to use prophesy in a sentence
Also, apparently people thought that the bugs had poisonous stings and prophesied war.
He prophesied that she would be Prime Minister for nine, eleven or thirteen years.The Time Margaret Thatcher Met One of India's 'God Men' | David Frum | April 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Great results were prophesied from it at first, but so far it has by no means realised expectations.Asbestos | Robert H. Jones
The prophet that prophesied peace: when his word shall come to pass, the prophet shall be known, whom the hath sent in truth.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Where are your prophets that prophesied to you, and said: The king of Babylon shall not come against you, and against this land?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for prophesy
to reveal or foretell (something, esp a future event) by or as if by divine inspiration
(intr) archaic to give instruction in religious subjects
- prophesiable, adjective
- prophesier, noun
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