proph·e·sy (prŏfĭ-sī′, -sē′)
v. proph·e·sied (-sīd′, -sēd′), proph·e·sy·ing (-sī′ĭng, -sē′ĭng), proph·e·sies (-sīz′, -sēz′)
1. To reveal by divine inspiration.
2. To predict the future with certainty. See Synonyms at foretell.
3. To prefigure or foreshadow: "The wind was in the east, and the clouds prophesied rain" (Jacob Riis).
1. To reveal the will or message of God; speak or write as a prophet.
2. To predict future events; make predictions.
[Middle English prophecien, from Old French prophecier, from prophecie, prophecy; see PROPHECY.]
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