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prophesy

[ prof-uh-sahy ]
/ ˈprɒf əˌsaɪ /
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verb (used with object), proph·e·sied, proph·e·sy·ing.

verb (used without object), proph·e·sied, proph·e·sy·ing.

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Origin of prophesy

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English; verb use of variant of the noun prophecy (fully distinguished in form and meaning in the 18th century)
1. See predict.
See prophecy.
proph·e·si·a·ble, adjectiveproph·e·si·er, nounun·proph·e·sied, adjective
prophecy, prophesy (see confusables note at prophecy)
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British Dictionary definitions for prophesy

prophesy
/ (ˈprɒfɪˌsaɪ) /

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
prophesiable, adjectiveprophesier, noun
C14 prophecien, from prophecy
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