prophesy


proph·e·sy

verb \ˈprä-fə-ˌsī\

: to state that something will happen in the future

proph·e·siedproph·e·sy·ing

Full Definition of PROPHESY

transitive verb
1
:  to utter by or as if by divine inspiration
2
:  to predict with assurance or on the basis of mystic knowledge
3
:  prefigure
intransitive verb
1
:  to speak as if divinely inspired
2
:  to give instruction in religious matters :  preach
3
:  to make a prediction
proph·e·si·er \-ˌsī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of PROPHESY

  1. The book claims that modern events were prophesied in ancient times.
  2. <holy men were prophesying the coming of a new messiah>

Origin of PROPHESY

Middle English prophesien, from Anglo-French *prophecier, from Old French, from prophecie
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PROPHESY

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