prophesy

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

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

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 prophesy — prophecy, prophesy Prophecy, pronounced profi si, is the noun, and prophesy, pronounced prof i siy, is the verb …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 prophesy — See prophecy, prophesy …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 14 prophesy — proph|e|sy [ˈprɔfısaı US ˈpra: ] v past tense and past participle prophesied present participle prophesying third person singular prophesies [I and T] to say what will happen in the future, especially using religious or magical knowledge =… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 prophesy — [[t]prɒ̱fɪsaɪ[/t]] prophesies, prophesying, prophesied VERB If you prophesy that something will happen, you say that you strongly believe that it will happen. [V that] He prophesied that within five years his opponent would either be dead or in… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 prophesy — 1 verb prophesies, prophesying, prophesied (I, T) to use religious or magical knowledge to say what will happen in the future; foretell (+ that): The soothsayer prophesied that the war would be won. | prophesy who/what/how etc: He even prophesied …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 prophesy — verb did those mystical sages ever prophesy anything other than calamity? Syn: predict, foretell, forecast, foresee, forewarn of, prognosticate See note at predict …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 prophesy — [c]/ˈprɒfəsaɪ / (say profuhsuy) verb (prophesied, prophesying) –verb (t) 1. to foretell or predict: to prophesy a storm. 2. to indicate beforehand. 3. to declare or foretell by or as by divine inspiration. 4. to utter in prophecy or as a prophet …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 prophesy — verb ( sied; sying) Etymology: Middle English prophesien, from Anglo French *prophecier, from Old French, from prophecie Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to utter by or as if by divine inspiration 2. to predict with assurance or on the basis …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 prophesy — prophesiable, adj. prophesier, n. /prof euh suy /, v., prophesied, prophesying. v.t. 1. to foretell or predict. 2. to indicate beforehand. 3. to declare or foretell by or as if by divine inspiration. 4. to utter in prophecy or as a prophet. v.i.… …

    Universalium


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