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prophesy

[ prof-uh-sahy ]
/ 藞pr蓲f 蓹藢sa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), proph路e路sied, proph路e路sy路ing.
verb (used without object), proph路e路sied, proph路e路sy路ing.
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Origin of prophesy

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; Middle English; verb use of variant of the noun prophecy (fully distinguished in form and meaning in the 18th century)

synonym study for prophesy

1. See predict.

words often confused with prophesy

See prophecy.

OTHER WORDS FROM prophesy

proph路e路si路a路ble, adjectiveproph路e路si路er, nounun路proph路e路sied, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prophesy

prophecy, prophesy (see confusables note at prophecy)
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British Dictionary definitions for prophesy

prophesy
/ (藞pr蓲f瑟藢sa瑟) /

verb -sies, -sying or -sied
to reveal or foretell (something, esp a future event) by or as if by divine inspiration
(intr) archaic to give instruction in religious subjects

Derived forms of prophesy

prophesiable, adjectiveprophesier, noun

Word Origin for prophesy

C14 prophecien, from prophecy
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