Prophesy
Prophesy Proph"e*sy, v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To utter predictions; to make declaration of events to come. --Matt. xv. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. To give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to exhort; to expound. --Ezek. xxxvii. 7. [1913 Webster]


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  • Prophesy — Proph e*sy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prophesied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prophesying}.] [See {Prophecy}.] 1. To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate. [1913 Webster] He doth not prophesy good concerning me. 1 Kings xxii. 8. [1913 Webster] Then I perceive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prophesy — index anticipate (prognosticate), expect (consider probable), forewarn, portend, predict, presage …   Law dictionary

  • prophesy — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. prophecier (mid 13c.), from prophecie (see PROPHECY (Cf. prophecy)). Related: Prophesied; prophesying …   Etymology dictionary

  • prophesy — predict, forecast, *foretell, prognosticate, augur, presage, portend, forebode Analogous words: *foresee, foreknow, divine, apprehend, anticipate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prophesy — [v] predict, warn adumbrate, augur, call*, call the turn*, crystal ball*, divine, forecast, foresee, foretell, forewarn, have a hunch*, make book*, portend, predict, presage, prognosticate, psych it out*, see coming*, soothsay, vaticinate;… …   New thesaurus

  • prophesy — ► VERB (prophesies, prophesied) 1) predict. 2) speak or write by divine inspiration …   English terms dictionary

  • prophesy — [präf′ə sī΄] vt. prophesied, prophesying [ME prophecien < MFr prophecier < prophecie: see PROPHECY] 1. to declare or predict (something) by or as by the influence of divine guidance 2. to predict (a future event) in any way 3. Rare to… …   English World dictionary

  • prophesy — [ prɒfɪsʌɪ] verb (prophesies, prophesying, prophesied) 1》 predict. 2》 speak or write by divine inspiration. Derivatives prophesier noun Origin ME: from OFr. profecier, from profecie (see prophecy); the different spel …   English new terms dictionary

  • prophesy — v. 1) (K) no one could prophesy your becoming governor 2) (L) I prophesied that she would succeed * * * [ prɒfɪsaɪ] (K) no one could prophesy your becoming governor (L) I prophesyied that she would succeed …   Combinatory dictionary

  • prophesy — UK [ˈprɒfəˌsaɪ] / US [ˈprɑfəˌsaɪ] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms prophesy : present tense I/you/we/they prophesy he/she/it prophesies present participle prophesying past tense prophesied past participle prophesied a) to describe a… …   English dictionary

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