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Meaning of PROPHESY

Pronunciation:  'prâfi`sI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
  2. [v]  deliver a sermon; "The minister is not preaching this Sunday"

PROPHESY is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: preach, vaticinate
 See Also: anticipate, call, enlighten, evangelise, evangelize, forebode, foretell, irradiate, lecture, predict, prognosticate, promise, talk



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Proph"e*sy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prophesied}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Prophesying}.] [See {Prophecy}.]
    1. To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.
             He doth not prophesy good concerning me. --1 Kings
       xxii. 8.
             Then I perceive that will be verified Henry the
             Fifth did sometime prophesy.          --Shak.
    2. To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.
             Methought thy very gait did prophesy A royal
             nobleness; I must embrace thee.       --Shak.
  2. \Proph"e*sy\, v. i.
    1. To utter predictions; to make declaration of events to
       come. --Matt. xv. 7.
    2. To give instruction in religious matters; to interpret or
       explain Scripture or religious subjects; to preach; to
       exhort; to expound. --Ezek. xxxvii. 7.