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Meaning of prophesy

proph•e•sy

Pronunciation: (prof'u-sī"), [key]
— v., -sied, -sy•ing.
—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.
  1. to make predictions.
  2. to make inspired declarations of what is to come.
  3. to speak as a mediator between God and humankind or in God's stead.
  4. to teach religious subjects.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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